Inner West Council is committed to inclusion of people with disability, and to building a strong and equitable community. As part of a Disability Inclusion Action Planning process Council is seeking input from residents and community partners about ways to make the Inner West a better place for everyone who lives, works and plays here. We are undertaking engagement online and through focus groups, to develop a Disability Inclusion Action Plan in alignment with the requirements of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act.
Have your say
Inner West Council residents with disability, along with their families and carers, are encouraged to make their voice heard on accessibility and inclusion.
Speak to Access and Inclusion Planner Glenn Redmayne
Write to Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049 attention to Glenn Redmayne
Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9335 2974.
- Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
- Voice relay call 1300 555 727
- TTY call 133 677
- SMS relay call 0423 677 767
Last day to complete the survey is Thursday 30 June 2022
Attend engagement sessions
As part of the development of Inner West Council's next Disability Inclusion Action Plan, we are inviting residents, workers and students to provide feedback and comment on the accessibility of the Inner West Council area through community consultation sessions.
Tell us your ideas and have your say on a key plan, helping to make our area more accessible and inclusive for everyone.
- Online evening session on Thursday 26 May, 5.30 to 7.30pm
- Individual and small group engagement Wednesday 1 June, 2 to 4pm, Michael Mayer room, Haberfield Library, 78 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield
- Disability support organisations Thursday 2 June, 2 to 4pm, Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
- Public Forum Wednesday 29 June, 2 to 4pm, Ashfield Town Hall, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
To attend any of the sessions please complete a registration form
What happens next?
Your feedback along with other information will inform the draft Disability Action Plan. There will be another opportunity to provide feedback on the draft Plan when it is placed on public exhibition before it is adopted by your elected representatives. Everyone who provides an email address will be notified when the Plan moves through the various stages before it is adopted.
Disability Inclusion Action Plan survey
We are currently developing our new Disability Inclusion Action Plan (IAP) for 2022-25.
All members of our community share responsibility for creating an accessible and inclusive community. That’s why we’re seeking your input to help us create a set of realistic and achievable priorities in our Plan through a survey.
This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. It seeks to identify the effectiveness of our current access and inclusion practices, potential areas of improvement for people with disability.
We aim to gather knowledge, experiences and priorities from our community and other stakeholders with disability.
Disability is defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to include physical, intellectual, sensory, psychiatric, neurological, and learning disability. However, it is often more useful to think of the barriers that people with disability face, including physical, communication, social, economic and attitudinal barriers – and what we all need to put in place to remove these barriers.
Access and inclusion can be summarised as positive attitudes and behaviours, and systems and processes that welcome and support people with disability. It’s also about having the ability to enjoy and participate in community life, and equal employment opportunities and practices.
All responses are anonymous and we encourage you to be honest with your responses. If you feel you don’t know enough to comment on a particular section, please answer as best you can or leave that section blank.
Registration Engagement sessions