Access and Inclusion 2018

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Members of Tweed Council Equal Access Advisory Committee, Awards Planning Committee and Awards Winner launching the opening of nominations in 2015

In 2014 the NSW government passed legislation that says local councils must make Disability Inclusion Action Plans. In Tweed Shire we call this our Access and Inclusion Plan.

The reason for the new law is to remove barriers so that communities are more inclusive for people with disabilities and older people with challenges as a result of ageing such as mobility, sight and hearing. Barriers to access and inclusion happen in different ways and in different places.

In 2014 Council made our first plan to improve access and inclusion in the Tweed Shire. We made the plan after talking to lots of people in the community about barriers they experience. This plan ends in June 2018.

It is time for us to make a new plan. The next plan will go to 2021. We need to talk with people again to find out what more we need to do to improve access and inclusion. We want to make sure we put the right things in the next plan to build on what we started in 2014.

Help us make the next plan by telling us what more we need to do to make our community accessible and inclusive.

Access means you can go where you need to in the community: into buildings, on transport, in parks and to events. It means there are toilets you can find and use.

Inclusion means you feel part of the community and are treated with dignity and respect as a valued and equal member of society.


In 2014 the NSW government passed legislation that says local councils must make Disability Inclusion Action Plans. In Tweed Shire we call this our Access and Inclusion Plan.

The reason for the new law is to remove barriers so that communities are more inclusive for people with disabilities and older people with challenges as a result of ageing such as mobility, sight and hearing. Barriers to access and inclusion happen in different ways and in different places.

In 2014 Council made our first plan to improve access and inclusion in the Tweed Shire. We made the plan after talking to lots of people in the community about barriers they experience. This plan ends in June 2018.

It is time for us to make a new plan. The next plan will go to 2021. We need to talk with people again to find out what more we need to do to improve access and inclusion. We want to make sure we put the right things in the next plan to build on what we started in 2014.

Help us make the next plan by telling us what more we need to do to make our community accessible and inclusive.

Access means you can go where you need to in the community: into buildings, on transport, in parks and to events. It means there are toilets you can find and use.

Inclusion means you feel part of the community and are treated with dignity and respect as a valued and equal member of society.


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  • Access and Inclusion in Tweed Shire

    over 2 years ago
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    There is a strong focus on inclusion now so that people (no matter who they are) have a sense of belonging in the community. The challenge is how to influence the way people think and act to make this a reality. Everyone has a part to play in this in everything we do.  I am interested to hear what others think about how we can be more welcoming and inclusive.