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Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Consultation closed on 13 August 2017

Help us to make the City of Ryde a better place for people with a disability to live, work and visit in the area by providing your comments on our draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan. 

In 2014 the Disability Services Act 1993 was replaced by the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (DIA). Under the new Act, Local Government Authorities are required to undertake Disability Inclusion Action planning (DIAP).

The DIAP is a commitment from Council that people with a disability are welcomed, accepted and respected in our community. This plan and the actions within it will be integrated annually into Council’s core business and into Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan over a four year period.

The City of Ryde, Hunters Hill and Lane Cove Councils have collaborated in the development of a regional Disability Inclusion Action Plan.  This regional approach has provided the opportunities for the three Councils to learn from each other and assess their strengths and weaknesses.

As part of the process of developing the draft  DIAP, consultations occurred throughout the months of March to May 2017. These consultations included community and staff surveys, community focus groups, service provider roundtable discussions and a series of internal workshops with staff from across the organisation.

The strategies in the DIAP are translated into local actions for each Council under 4 key areas:

  1. Positive community attitudes and behaviours – staff training and development, publications and communication, community campaigns.
  2. Liveable communities – access to physical environment, universal housing design, community recreation, Council policies and social engagement.
  3. Supporting access to meaningful employment - workforce diversity and inclusion, flexible working arrangements, welcoming work culture, recruitment processes.
  4. Accessible systems and processes – addressing the needs of people with a diverse range of disabilities.  

We would like to hear from people living with disability, their families and carers, service providers and general community members regarding your thoughts on the draft DIAP.
Please see below how you can Have a Say on the draft plan.

Latest Updates

Council Resolution 22 August 2017

Published on 28 August 2017

At its meeting Tuesday 22 August 2017, Council resolved: 

(a) That Council endorse the adoption of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 for the effective coordination and delivery of programs and services to facilitate disability inclusion across the City of Ryde.

(b) That Council write to the members of the community who wrote submissions and participated in the process, advising them of Council’s decision and thanking them for their contribution. 



Have Your Say is now closed - Stage 2

Published on 14 August 2017

Have Your Say on the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan is now closed.

Have Your Say is now open - Stage 2

Published on 17 July 2017

The draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan is now open for feedback until Sunday 13 August 2017.


Have Your Say is now closed - Stage 1

Published on 5 May 2017

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan survey has now closed. 

Have Your Say is now open - Stage 1

Published on 21 March 2017

Have Your Say is now open until Friday 5 May 2017.

Have Your Say

Submissions can be made by using the online submission below, by email or post.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Disability Inclusion Action Plan'. They can be sent to:

Written submissions must be received by 11.59pm on Sunday 13 August 2017. 

Online Submission

    Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

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    Council Resolution
    22 August 2017 to 22 August 2017

    View the draft Plan

    Hard copies of the Documents

    From Wednesday 19 July until Sunday 13 August 2017 hard copies of the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan are available to be viewed at: 

    • Customer Service Centre
      1 Pope Street, Ryde 
      (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm)
    • All City of Ryde Libraries
      (during branch hours)

    Contact us

    If you require more information about the Disability Inclusion Action Plan please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222

    Last updated on 14 August 2017