Disability inclusion plan on exhibition for public comment

Campbelltown City Council has endorsed its draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021, demonstrating its commitment to breaking down barriers and creating a more liveable community for people with disability.

The action plan outlines how Council will make its services and community facilities more accessible to people with disability who live in or visit our city, and promotes positive attitudes to disability inclusion.

The community was given an opportunity to help shape the plan, sharing their ideas through a range of consultation activities.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the comprehensive plan recognised that barriers were not always physical, but could also include access to information and technology, and social attitudes.

“As part of the plan, Council will partner with Touched by Olivia and Stockland, to design and build an all abilities, inclusive playground – Livvi’s Place – at Willowdale,” he said.

“The plan also undertakes to increase the number of adult change facilities in public toilets, which will be in addition to the new facility at Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre, and will consider the provision of an adult change facility in the planning and delivery of our next regional play space.

“It also identifies and encourages disability traineeships, and seeks to establish a Community Advisory Group consisting of people with disability and service providers, to help implement the actions within the plan.

“There is much more to the plan, and I would encourage the community, particularly those living with disability and their support networks, to take a look, and provide feedback.

“Almost 8,000 people in Campbelltown City identify as needing assistance in their day-to-day lives due to disability, and Council’s draft plan aims to ensure those people are able to participate in, and contribute to our community to their fullest potential.”

The draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan is on exhibition for public comment until Tuesday 6 June.

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