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For people with disability


Zero Barriers Project

Lane Cove Council is proud to partner with Zero Barriers Project, a program to eliminate barriers for people with disability by creating a more accessible and inclusive business community. It takes a practical approach, working with businesses and services to make small changes that increase their community reach and make them inclusive.

Zero Barriers works to:

  • Educate businesses and services about accessibility and inclusion barriers encountered by people with disability

  • Support businesses and services to become more disability friendly

  • Recognise and promote businesses and services that are committed to eliminating barriers for people with disability

Lane Cove businesses can sign up for the free assessment and program via the Zero Barriers website

To see which businesses have already partnered with Lane Cove Council and Zero Barriers, visit the Directory.

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Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)                

Under the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014, councils are required to have a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) and to review this DIAP every 4 years. 

Disability Inclusion Action Plans are designed to outline practical steps that can be put into place to break down barriers, promote access to services, information and employment, and promote the rights of people with disability. 

Council's DIAP aims to make Lane Cove a better place for people living with disability to live, work and visit by developing

  • positive community attitudes and behaviours
  • creating liveable communities
  • supporting access to meaningful employment
  • improving access to services through better systems and processes

Lane Cove Concil is working with Hunter's Hill Council and have engaged  JC Harwood Consulting to develop an updated DIAP 2022-2026 with localised actions. Following a community consultation, the draft DIAP is now on public exhibition until 28 November 2022 for feedback: Draft Diasability Inclusion Action Plan 2022 - 2026

The current Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) was adopted by Council 23 October 2017.  The plan can also be viewed as a Flip Book. 

Updating the Public Toilet Map

The National Public Toilet Map is a website and app that provides the location of over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia. Information like opening hours, shower facilities, baby change tables and accessibility for people with a disability helps people find a toilet to suit their needs.

To find a toilet people can search specific locations, plan a trip and see the facilities available along the route, save toilet locations, maps and trips and link it to their GPS.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is currently implementing the NSW Accessible Toilets Project, updating the accessible toilets in NSW on the map on behalf of the NSW government.

Find out how you can be involved in updating the information on accessible public toilets already listed on the map and identifying accessible toilets that are missing.

Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble

The Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble is a drama group for people of all abilities that meets to create self devised theatre and learn many forms of dramatic skills at the Living and Learning Centre on Wednesdays between 6:00 - 8:00pm during school terms.  The Ensemble is directed by a professional theatre maker and is supported by assistant director, staff from Lane Cove Council and Sydney Community Services and Volunteers. 

To find out mor about Different Degress call Sydney Community Services - Disability Services Coordinator on 02 8598 7055

For more information on disability services available through Sydney Community Services, visit their website