Creating a more inclusive and accessible City

We are inviting the community to share their feedback on the draft Disability Action Plan 2017-2021.

Council’s Manager Community Planning, John Ferguson, said Council is committed to providing an inclusive City that makes it easier for people with disability to live, work and play.

“The number of people living with disability in Lake Macquarie is relatively high, so it is imperative that our planning, services and activities accommodate their rights and needs,” Mr Ferguson said.

“The Disability Inclusion Action Plan will help steer inclusive strategic planning with emphasis on four focus areas: attitudes and behaviours; liveable communities; employment; and systems and processes.

“Some of the key actions identified in the draft Plan include the continuation of the Ageing and Disability Panel to inform Council decisions, development of a free program of activities for people with disability to build networks and skills, and upgrades to improve accessibility at Council facilities.”

To see what other actions are identified in the draft Plan and share your feedback, visit

Submissions close on Monday 29 May 2017.

The draft Plan was developed in line with the NSW Disability Inclusion Action Planning Guidelines Local Government and the City Vision developed for the Community Strategic Plan 2017-2021.

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