Disability Inclusion & Action Plan Review
Thursday, 18 Feb 2021Griffith City Council is asking the community to get involved in the review of the Disability Inclusion & Action Plan (DIAP).
Council’s Director Economic & Organisational Development, Shireen Donaldson said the Plan aims to give people living with a disability improved access to the full range of services and activities available in the community.
“Council is committed to improving opportunities for people of all ages living with a disability to access inclusive and accessible services and activities available in the community,” said Ms Donaldson.
“We are asking the community to provide feedback on the current DIAP which was adopted by Council in 2017. Any submissions received will allow Council to review the existing DIAP and modify accordingly. The DIAP will be closely aligned with the Community Strategic Plan and form the basis for Council’s vision into the future.”
Council has been actively working to improve accessibility in several new projects in the Local Government Area, including:
• Upgrade of Enticknap Park / Henderson Park, Yoogali – accessible play equipment
• Increasing accessibility of Toilet facilities at Memorial Park
• GRALC 50m Pool – new wheelchair / inclusive access ramps, new adult change facilities
• Griffith Regional Theatre Upgrade including new accessible toilet facility
• New Griffith Community Centre including new Changing places facility
• Jubilee Oval Upgrade including new accessible toilet and change facilities
• West End Stadium Upgrade
• New Community Stage in Community Gardens
• New accessible parking spaces in Yambil Street
• New accessible parking spaces in Olympic Street
Funding for these projects was made possible thanks to the Stronger Country Communities Fund, Regional Cultural Fund and Regional Sporting Infrastructure Fund.
Ms Donaldson said she would encourage people living with a disability and their carers to take the time to review the existing DIAP and have their say on the future direction of the Plan.
“In addition, Council is conducting a survey to assist us in reviewing the DIAP,” said Ms Donaldson.
“The survey will assist us in reviewing what improvements we can make with regard to accessibility of services, facilities and activities – I would encourage you to complete the survey which is on Council’s website at www.griffith.nsw.gov.au.”
Anyone wishing to make comment on the DIAP can do so in writing addressed to the General Manager, Griffith City Council, PO Box 485, Griffith NSW 2680, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the submission box on Council’s ‘On Exhibition’ page at griffith.nsw.gov.au.
Comments or submissions will be received up to 4pm, Friday, 26 March 2021.
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