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 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 www.sydneycs.org