Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021
In 2014 the NSW Government enacted the Disability Inclusion Act (DIA). As a result Local Government is required by the DIA to prepare a Disability Inclusion Action Plan by 1 July 2017. To meet this commitment, Blayney, Cabonne and Orange Councils agreed to a regional approach through a collaborative disability action planning process.
In developing the plan, the three Councils undertook a range of consultations with community and stakeholders. The consultation was targeted at both groups and individuals in our communities, as well as surveying the wider council communities.
The purpose of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan is to identify actions that deliver on the diverse needs of people with disability in our community.
The Plan identified four key areas :
Developing positive attitudes and behavior
Creating liveable communities
Supporting access to meaningful employment
Improving access to services through better systems and processes.
Blayney, Cabonne and Orange Councils are working with the NSW Government to improve access and inclusion for people with disability and to give all members of our communities the opportunity to participate in social, economic and community life.
The Disability Inclusion Action Plan was approved by Orange City Council on 22 June 2017.
Use the links below to learn more about Council's Disability Services.