Expression of Interest-Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee
Newcastle City Council adopted by resolution to establish a Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee commencing early 2018. An Expression of Interest process is being undertaken to seek to fill six places on the committee to add to the three Councillor identified positions. The Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee will assist Council with the implementation of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019 and also advise on current and relevant local matters related to disability inclusion in Newcastle.
The Expression of Interest process closes 5pm 8 December 2017. Relevant documents are listed below. If you require an accessible version, please contact Stephen Warham by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 4974 2855.
Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee Application Form (pdf)
Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee Applicant Guide (pdf)
Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee Charter (pdf)
Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019
Newcastle City Council adopted its Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019 prepared in accordance with s.12 of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act at its Ordinary Meeting on 22 March 2016. The plan outlines how council will contribute to making Newcastle an inclusive and accessible city for everyone.
The Newcastle City Council Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019 was prepared in consultation with the community. Within the plan is a Statement of Commitment from Council to the community which reads as follows:
Statement of Commitment
'We as the prominent citizens and representatives of Newcastle affirm our commitment to:
- Advocating equal rights for all and improving our city as an accessible and inclusive place,
- Striving for an inclusive society through collaborations with community, business and government groups,
- Improving awareness of and access to Council facilitates for improved community wellbeing'
You can access the plan in a variety of formats by clicking on the links below:
If you require a copy of the plan in an alternative format, you can contact Council as follows:
Phone: 4974 2855
Text: 0419 616 818
Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016 - 2019 (Accessible PDF)
Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016 - 2019 (Text only/WORD format)
Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016 - 2019 (Easy Read format)
National Disability Insurance Agency
National Disability Insurance Agency - NDIA (agency delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme)
If you are a person living with a disability and you meet the relevant access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme. The access requirements will be explained when you call the NDIA.
Call 1800 800 110
If you do not meet the relevant access requirements, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) may be able to provide you with information about other supports that could be of benefit to you and assist in referral to these.