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Council adopts Disability Action Plan

Council adopts Disability Action Plan

A plan that details the Armidale region’s path to full inclusion for people with disability was adopted by Armidale Regional Council at its meeting of 28 June 2017.

The Disability Action Plan (DAP) informs Council of the actions required to support people with disability. An annual reporting process will be developed in line with Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework.

In 2014, the NSW Parliament passed the Disability Inclusion Act which established the need for the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan. The NSW Disability Inclusion Plan is about ensuring state and local governments, and the community, now make the choices to consult, to involve and to plan with consideration of those living with disability, to ensure a fully inclusive society.

Administrator Dr Ian Tiley said the DAP would communicate the Council’s vision to the broader community, staff and stakeholders.

“The plan outlines actions to facilitate mainstream access to services and provide a platform to engage with people with disability,” said Dr Tiley.

“Social inclusion is something we sometimes take for granted in the community. The DAP will help provide accessible solutions for people with disability in the Armidale region.”

Determining priorities, the allocation of responsibilities and the identification of the necessary resources and budget are the next key steps in the progress of the plan.

The DAP can be found on Council’s website here

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