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.



Read the Discussion Paper


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.

Complete the online survey and you could win $100 voucher. Please read the Terms and Conditions for this prize draw.

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.

Survey closed

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.

9. Do you identify as a person with disability or who is Deaf?
10. Do you have a family member with disability, or are you a carer for someone with disability?
11. What is your gender?
12. Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?
13. Do you identify as being part of the LGBTQ community?
14. I would like to (please select all that apply)
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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

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Registration Engagement sessions

1. Please select which session you are interested in attending
2. Do you have any access needs?
You have 255 characters left.

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.