Help make the Tweed more accessible and inclusive for everyone

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This image shows three images in a row. On the left is an image of Susie Hudson, Deputy Chair of Tweed Equal Access Advisory Committee. Susie walking along the ramp towards the Tweed Heads Administration Office entrance. A sign reading ”Ramp” is positioned on the wall behind Susie. Susie is wearing a cream dress and is using a white cane. In the centre is an image of Kyle and Karen Sculley, member and Chair of Tweed Equal Access Advisory Committee. Kyle is sitting in an all-terrain wheelchair and is being pushed by Karen along the shore of Kingscliff Beach. Kyle is wearing an orange shirt and black pants and Karen is wearing a multicolored shirt and blue jeans. Karen and Kyle are looking out at the ocean waters, looking relaxed. On the right is an image of Wendy Buckingham, member of Tweed Equal Access Advisory Committee. Wendy is sitting in her powerchair travelling along a footpath, with trees and a road behind her. Wendy is wearing a white and black striped shirt, a long black shirt, and green hat. Wendy is sharing the path with two women who are walking on the left side of the path, and in the opposite direction. One woman is wearing a white shirt and black pants and the other woman is wearing a grey dress. A sign reading “Share the Path’ is installed in the grass to the right of Wendy. It shows icon images of pedestrians, bicycle riders and people with dogs on leads, all sharing pathways, and four messages – 1. “Keep Left”, 2. “Warn when approaching”, 3. “Move off path when stopped”, 4. “Control your dog”.


We are updating the Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan

The Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan is Council’s DIAP or Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The current plan is being updated. The updated plan will guide Council’s work to improve access and inclusion for everyone over the next 4 years. Click here to read the current Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan.

You are invited to help update the Plan

Residents and visitors of the Tweed are invited to have their say. We would like to hear from a range of people including:

  • people with lived experience of disability
  • people with a physical or mental health condition who have additional needs
  • carers, family and friends of people with a disability or health condition
  • disability service workers and organisations who provide direct support and who advocate for people living with a disability
  • anyone interested in disability access and inclusion.

Share your views on a more inclusive Tweed

Tell us what you think would make the Tweed a more inclusive community that supports people with disability to participate and achieve their goals.

There are about 6,500 residents in the Tweed who identify as a person in need of the assistance of a carer, family or friends to get about their daily life. This is based on 2016 Census data.

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 treated with dignity and respect as a valued and equal member of society.


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 treated with dignity and respect as a valued and equal member of society.Kyle Sculley, member of Tweed Equal Access Advisory Committee, in an all-terrain wheelchair with Jayden, Cudgen Headland Lifeguard at Kingscliff Beach.

Have Your Say

There are many ways to be involved so that people with different abilities can participate.

Complete the Online Survey below.

Download the Easy Read Fillable form. You can choose two ways to complete this form.

  1. Fill out online, save it and email to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au
  2. Print and complete. Then post it or scan and email to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Postal address: Giselle Benitez Hetherington, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484

You can complete on your device, and save and email to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Talk or meet with Council’s Community Services staff

You can phone, request to meet online or face to face with Giselle Benitez Hetherington, Community Development Officer – Ageing and Disability.

You can call Giselle on 02 6670 2440 or email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Screen reader survey coming soon!
Please email Giselle tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au to be notified about the screen reader survey.

Add your voice to the ideas tool

You can also share your stories by adding a photo, or link to a video to the ideas tool below to help get your message heard.

Share a link to a video clip or upload a photo and tell us what is important to you and your experiences about things like:

  • how you get out and about to places in the community, and how easy or hard it is?
  • If you feel welcome and part of community and why?
  • What work you do or would like to do?
  • How can Council’s information, customer service and systems help you participate in our programs and activities.
  • What can Council or community do so that everyone feels included?


This image shows three images in a row. On the left is an image of Susie Hudson, Deputy Chair of Tweed Equal Access Advisory Committee. Susie walking along the ramp towards the Tweed Heads Administration Office entrance. A sign reading ”Ramp” is positioned on the wall behind Susie. Susie is wearing a cream dress and is using a white cane. In the centre is an image of Kyle and Karen Sculley, member and Chair of Tweed Equal Access Advisory Committee. Kyle is sitting in an all-terrain wheelchair and is being pushed by Karen along the shore of Kingscliff Beach. Kyle is wearing an orange shirt and black pants and Karen is wearing a multicolored shirt and blue jeans. Karen and Kyle are looking out at the ocean waters, looking relaxed. On the right is an image of Wendy Buckingham, member of Tweed Equal Access Advisory Committee. Wendy is sitting in her powerchair travelling along a footpath, with trees and a road behind her. Wendy is wearing a white and black striped shirt, a long black shirt, and green hat. Wendy is sharing the path with two women who are walking on the left side of the path, and in the opposite direction. One woman is wearing a white shirt and black pants and the other woman is wearing a grey dress. A sign reading “Share the Path’ is installed in the grass to the right of Wendy. It shows icon images of pedestrians, bicycle riders and people with dogs on leads, all sharing pathways, and four messages – 1. “Keep Left”, 2. “Warn when approaching”, 3. “Move off path when stopped”, 4. “Control your dog”.


We are updating the Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan

The Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan is Council’s DIAP or Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The current plan is being updated. The updated plan will guide Council’s work to improve access and inclusion for everyone over the next 4 years. Click here to read the current Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan.

You are invited to help update the Plan

Residents and visitors of the Tweed are invited to have their say. We would like to hear from a range of people including:

  • people with lived experience of disability
  • people with a physical or mental health condition who have additional needs
  • carers, family and friends of people with a disability or health condition
  • disability service workers and organisations who provide direct support and who advocate for people living with a disability
  • anyone interested in disability access and inclusion.

Share your views on a more inclusive Tweed

Tell us what you think would make the Tweed a more inclusive community that supports people with disability to participate and achieve their goals.

There are about 6,500 residents in the Tweed who identify as a person in need of the assistance of a carer, family or friends to get about their daily life. This is based on 2016 Census data.

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 treated with dignity and respect as a valued and equal member of society.


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 treated with dignity and respect as a valued and equal member of society.Kyle Sculley, member of Tweed Equal Access Advisory Committee, in an all-terrain wheelchair with Jayden, Cudgen Headland Lifeguard at Kingscliff Beach.

Have Your Say

There are many ways to be involved so that people with different abilities can participate.

Complete the Online Survey below.

Download the Easy Read Fillable form. You can choose two ways to complete this form.

  1. Fill out online, save it and email to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au
  2. Print and complete. Then post it or scan and email to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Postal address: Giselle Benitez Hetherington, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484

You can complete on your device, and save and email to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Talk or meet with Council’s Community Services staff

You can phone, request to meet online or face to face with Giselle Benitez Hetherington, Community Development Officer – Ageing and Disability.

You can call Giselle on 02 6670 2440 or email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Screen reader survey coming soon!
Please email Giselle tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au to be notified about the screen reader survey.

Add your voice to the ideas tool

You can also share your stories by adding a photo, or link to a video to the ideas tool below to help get your message heard.

Share a link to a video clip or upload a photo and tell us what is important to you and your experiences about things like:

  • how you get out and about to places in the community, and how easy or hard it is?
  • If you feel welcome and part of community and why?
  • What work you do or would like to do?
  • How can Council’s information, customer service and systems help you participate in our programs and activities.
  • What can Council or community do so that everyone feels included?


Page last updated: 25 November 2021, 09:25