Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

We are developing our first Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) to create a more inclusive and accessible community for all residents and visitors to the Northern Beaches.

We are developing our first Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) to create a more inclusive and accessible community for all residents and visitors to the Northern Beaches.

  • Public Exhibition Closed

    30 days ago

    Thank you to those of you who made submissions to Council's first draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP).

    All submission will be reviewed and changes may be made to the DIAP in response.

    It is anticipated that the final DIAP will be reported to the 27 June 2017 Council meeting requesting adoption. A summary of submissions and Council's response will be included with the report.


    Thank you to those of you who made submissions to Council's first draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP).

    All submission will be reviewed and changes may be made to the DIAP in response.

    It is anticipated that the final DIAP will be reported to the 27 June 2017 Council meeting requesting adoption. A summary of submissions and Council's response will be included with the report.


  • Draft Budget

    about 2 months ago

    Council's 2017-18 draft Operation Plan (budget) will be reported to the 3 May 2017 Council meeting requesting public exhibition. Many of the projects identified in the draft DIAP are to be funded via the Operational Plan. The two plans will align in this respect. Both draft plans will be open for comment at the same time and members of the public can comment on either or both.

    The draft Operational Plan (budget) can be found in the Agenda Attachments Booklet here. The associated Council report can be found in the meeting Agenda here.

    Council's 2017-18 draft Operation Plan (budget) will be reported to the 3 May 2017 Council meeting requesting public exhibition. Many of the projects identified in the draft DIAP are to be funded via the Operational Plan. The two plans will align in this respect. Both draft plans will be open for comment at the same time and members of the public can comment on either or both.

    The draft Operational Plan (budget) can be found in the Agenda Attachments Booklet here. The associated Council report can be found in the meeting Agenda here.

  • Disability Inclusion Action Plan DRAFT on Public Exhibition

    about 2 months ago

    Council's first Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is now on public exhibition following endorsement at the 26 April Council meeting.

    The draft outlines 19 strategies and 78 actions which are based largely on input from community engagement activities held in late 2016. The strategies and actions relate to the following four key focus areas:

    • Attitudes and Behaviours
    • Liveable Communities
    • Meaningful Employment
    • Systems and Processes

    View the documents

    You can view the draft DIAP here.

    An Easy Read version can be found here.

    A text only Easy Read version can be found here.

    You... Continue reading

    Council's first Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is now on public exhibition following endorsement at the 26 April Council meeting.

    The draft outlines 19 strategies and 78 actions which are based largely on input from community engagement activities held in late 2016. The strategies and actions relate to the following four key focus areas:

    • Attitudes and Behaviours
    • Liveable Communities
    • Meaningful Employment
    • Systems and Processes

    View the documents

    You can view the draft DIAP here.

    An Easy Read version can be found here.

    A text only Easy Read version can be found here.

    You can view the full consultation report here.

    Drop-In Information Session

    Staff will be available to answer questions at a drop-in information session at Warringah Mall Library. Thursday 18 May from 5pm - 7pm.

    Have Your Say

    • Complete the online Feedback Form above
    • Email comments to council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
    • By mail addressed to the Chief Executive Officer Northern Beaches Council at PO Box 1336 Dee Why NSW 2099.

    Enquiries

    Please contact Jessica Currie Senior Strategic Planner on 9942 2978

    Comment close Wednesday 24 May 2017

  • Disability Inclusion Action Plan (draft) Report to Council

    2 months ago

    The draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is being reported to the Wednesday 26 April Council meeting requesting Public Exhibition. When endorsed, the draft will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days.

    The Council Report can be found at item 9.2 on the Agenda here. The draft DIAP can be found on page 267 of the Agenda Attachments Booklet here.

    Members of the public can address the Council meeting in relation to the draft by filling out this form and submitting it to Council by 12pm on the day of the meeting. The meeting commences at 6:30pm... Continue reading

    The draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is being reported to the Wednesday 26 April Council meeting requesting Public Exhibition. When endorsed, the draft will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days.

    The Council Report can be found at item 9.2 on the Agenda here. The draft DIAP can be found on page 267 of the Agenda Attachments Booklet here.

    Members of the public can address the Council meeting in relation to the draft by filling out this form and submitting it to Council by 12pm on the day of the meeting. The meeting commences at 6:30pm and will be held at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall.


  • Idea Gathering

    3 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to stage 1 of consultation which was aimed at gathering ideas for the development of Council's first Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

    Through a series of forums, focus groups and a survey, Council collected comments on the barriers and opportunities according to the four key focus areas.

    Based on the feedback received during community consultation activities, and following a series of internal staff workshops, Council is currently developing the draft DIAP. It is anticipated that the draft DIAP will be reported to the 26 April 2017 Council meeting requesting public exhibition.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to stage 1 of consultation which was aimed at gathering ideas for the development of Council's first Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

    Through a series of forums, focus groups and a survey, Council collected comments on the barriers and opportunities according to the four key focus areas.

    Based on the feedback received during community consultation activities, and following a series of internal staff workshops, Council is currently developing the draft DIAP. It is anticipated that the draft DIAP will be reported to the 26 April 2017 Council meeting requesting public exhibition.

  • Get Involved

    8 months ago

    Complete our Survey online or complete a paper copy available at local libraries and upon request.

    We are also holding two information and feedback sessions for people living with a disability, family, carers, service providers and community members.

    • Evening session: Tuesday 29 November, Pittwater RSL, 6:30pm-8:30pm, registrations and refreshments from 6pm.
    • Day time session: Thursday 1 December, Dee Why RSL, 10:30am-12:30pm, registrations and refreshments from 10am.
    Bookings essential. Please advise of any special needs when booking.

    Comments Closed: 9 December 2016

    To know more about the Northern Beaches DIAP or upcoming consultation activities, contact:

    Jessica Currie on (02) 9942 2111

    Complete our Survey online or complete a paper copy available at local libraries and upon request.

    We are also holding two information and feedback sessions for people living with a disability, family, carers, service providers and community members.

    • Evening session: Tuesday 29 November, Pittwater RSL, 6:30pm-8:30pm, registrations and refreshments from 6pm.
    • Day time session: Thursday 1 December, Dee Why RSL, 10:30am-12:30pm, registrations and refreshments from 10am.
    Bookings essential. Please advise of any special needs when booking.

    Comments Closed: 9 December 2016

    To know more about the Northern Beaches DIAP or upcoming consultation activities, contact:

    Jessica Currie on (02) 9942 2111

  • Disability in Australia

    8 months ago

    • 18 % of people in Australia live with a disability
    • 1 in 3 people with disability have a profound or severe disability
    • Almost 90% of disabilities are not readily visible
    • Nearly one-third of people with disability work part-time, wanting to work more hours
    • 51% of Australians aged 65 and over live with disability
    • 35% of women and 28% of men aged 15 years and over with disability have avoided situations because of their disability.

    To overcome some of the disadvantage that persons with a disability face every day, the NSW government introduced new legislation in 2014 that now requires all government agencies, including Councils to produce a Disability Inclusion Action Plan by July 2017.

    The Disability Inclusion Action Plan will outline how we plan to create and inclusive and accessible community for all. This plan will need to address four key areas:

    • Attitudes and Behaviours
    • Employment
    • Liveable Communities
    • Systems and Processes

    • 18 % of people in Australia live with a disability
    • 1 in 3 people with disability have a profound or severe disability
    • Almost 90% of disabilities are not readily visible
    • Nearly one-third of people with disability work part-time, wanting to work more hours
    • 51% of Australians aged 65 and over live with disability
    • 35% of women and 28% of men aged 15 years and over with disability have avoided situations because of their disability.

    To overcome some of the disadvantage that persons with a disability face every day, the NSW government introduced new legislation in 2014 that now requires all government agencies, including Councils to produce a Disability Inclusion Action Plan by July 2017.

    The Disability Inclusion Action Plan will outline how we plan to create and inclusive and accessible community for all. This plan will need to address four key areas:

    • Attitudes and Behaviours
    • Employment
    • Liveable Communities
    • Systems and Processes