Access & Inclusion
Disability Inclusion Action Plan
Council on the 7 June 2017, adopted its Disability Inclusion Action Plan (2017-2021).
In developing the Plan, 160 people from the community engaged in the consultation process.
The Plan guides Council for how it can be responsive to the needs of people with a disability living and visiting the Cessnock Local Government Area.
The Plan comprises four focus areas and they are:-
- Develop positive community attitudes and behaviours
- Create liveable communities
- Support access to meaningful employment
- Improve access to services through better systems and processes
Each of the four focus areas contain a number of actions.
For more information contact Council's Community and Cultural Engagement Section on 49934100.
Accessible and Inclusive Event Practice Guide
Council has developed a practice guide to assist event organisers plan accessible and inclusive community events. The guide provides an overview of some of the access measures and considerations that can be implemented to ensure people with disability can participate.
If you have any questions about the guide, or require it in another format, please contact Council's Community and Cultural Engagement Section on 02 4993 4100.
Access and Council's Cultural Facilities
One of the goals of Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (2017-2021) is the community is aware of the access supports available at Council owned facilities. There have been a range of accessibility measures implemented at Council owned facilities that aim to reduce barriers and increase participation. The table below provides an overview of the accessibility provisions that exist at Council’s community and cultural facilities. Please contact the facilities directly for any further detail.
|Cultural Facility||Accessible Parking||Accessible Pathways||Accessible Entrance||Accessible Toilet||Notes|
|Marthaville Arts & Cultural Centre||No||No||Yes||No||
|Cessnock Regional Art Gallery||No||Yes||Yes||No||
|Wollombi Cultural Centre||No||Yes||Yes||No||
|Cessnock Youth Centre Outreach Service (CYCOS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||
|Kurri Kurri Library||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||
|Richmond Vale Railway Museum||No||No||No||No||