Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Our Council has prepared a draft 2022-2026 Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), renewing the previous plan in place.

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Draft plan: public exhibition

We are seeking feedback on the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026.

Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) all Councils must have a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) setting out the measures it intends to put in place so that people with disability can access general supports and services available in the community, and can participate fully in the community.

The draft plan is based on feedback from the community on ways to make Hunters Hill more inclusive.

View the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026

Enquiries, comments and feedback can be directed to the Director Community and Customer Services, via customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9879 9400.

Submissions close on 31 January 2023.

Community consultation

As part of renewing our DIAP community members were invited to provide feedback and input on how well the Hunters Hill local government area enables the equal inclusion of people with disability or chronic health conditions.

Feeback from the community will help our Council plan for good community connections, accessible places and services and improved participation of people with disability in community life.

A survey was open from Monday 28 March until Sunday 15 May, 2022 and a series of in-person or over the phone consultation opportunities are underway. Please get in touch with Council if you would like to be included.

If you would like to talk about the new DIAP, or related issues, please contact Hunter’s Hill Council via:

Email: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or
Phone: (02) 9879 9400

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Frequently Asked Questions

The NSW Disability Inclusion Act (2014)  requires that Disability Inclusion Action Plans (DIAP) are developed by NSW government departments and local councils.

Hunter’s Hill and Lane Cove councils are developing a shared DIAP for 2022-2026.

It will detail the actions to be taken by each Council over the four-year period to build strong communities that are inclusive of people with disability.

These provide a public commitment to create more inclusive and accessible communities.

The DIAP will build upon previous actions taken by each council to improve access across their local government areas.

The previous DIAPs are available here: Lane Cove DIAP and Hunter’s Hill DIAP.

It is not usually the disability itself that stops people with disability doing things. People can often deal with the conditions associated with their disability.

DIAPs focus on the structural and attitudinal barriers that prevent people with disability gaining equal access to information, places, services, transport, housing, education, training, employment, and social opportunities. If you remove these barriers much of the disadvantage and loss of independence also disappear.

This DIAP is about making our communities more inclusive for people living, working and visiting the Hunters Hill and Lane Cove local government areas.

The DIAP will not only benefit people with disability, it will make our local areas more connected and livable places for carers, older people, those with a temporary disability and families with young children. It will promote diversity. The economic participation of people with disability will be good for business.

The councils have engaged consultants JC Harwood Consulting & Smart & Kay to assist in developing the DIAP. The consultants have backgrounds in working with communities and governments to improve fair access for people with disabilities.

Our communities including people with disability, Council staff and other key stakeholders will be consulted via a range of engagement methods.

Stakeholder input is critical to developing this DIAP. We respect the confidentiality of all participants and will ensure that their input is handled sensitively, appropriately and confidentially without revealing personal identities, unless specific consent has been given. Personal information will be collected and stored in accordance with Councils’ Privacy Management Plans.

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
ABN: 75 570 316 011