Cessnock City Council is currently developing its Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Cessnock City Council is currently developing its Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) and invites the community to submit suggestions up until Friday 29 July 2016.

Cessnock City Council is currently developing its Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) and invites the community to submit suggestions up until Friday 29 July 2016.

The DIAP will provide both Council and the community with a strategic framework to remove barriers for people with disability and enable equal access opportunities.  

Council invites all members of the community to participate in the development of the plan, including carers, service providers and people who live, visit and work within the Cessnock local government area with an interest in access and equality.  

From June to August 2016 the project team will be consulting with people with disability or those who have experienced a mental health issue to formulate a comprehensive plan of action to improve access and inclusion.  

The plan will focus on improving the physical environment, attitudes and inclusion, equal access to public facilities, access to communication and equal employment opportunities.    

“This is a great opportunity for local residents to contribute to a great initiative that will benefit many people in our community,” Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said.  

“It is important we improve all aspects of our physical environment to be easily accessible for all community members,” Cr Pynsent said.   

“I strongly encourage residents affected by mobility, access and inclusion to have their say.”  

Residents are encouraged to share their suggestions by answering the community survey online or in person at Council’s Customer Service building.  

Alternatively you can place comments on the online interactive map or contact the DIAP project team directly on 4993 4118.   

For more information on the DIAP please visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/AccessInclusion

3 June 2016