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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 

Resources available to help people with disability move to the NDIS

New resources have been developed to support a greater understanding of key concepts such as the first planning process and how people with disability will continue to receive quality supports as well as clarity around common terms within the NDIS. 

My First Plan Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information about what to expect and how to prepare for a first plan meeting.

Easy English My First Plan Fact Sheet

This fact sheet uses images as well as text to illustrate the first plan process. 

NDIS Word List

there are a lot of new terms to understand as people transition to the new scheme, so we have developed an Easy Read word list to help explain the NDIS.

Providing quality and safe supports for NDIS participants in NSW

This fact sheet details how people with disability will continue to receive quality and safe supports during the transition to the NDIS between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is coming to Lane Cove from July 2016

The NDIS is coming to the Lane Cove Council area from 1 July 2016.  

The NSW NDIS website has a range of information and resources about how and when the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the NDIS, will happen in NSW.

It has information available in Easy Read English, community languages and Auslan.

The website also has many accessibility features. This means you can use the website in different ways, like listening to the text or viewing the pages in high contrast.

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