Disability Access and Inclusion

Access Inclusion Advisory Committee

City of Newcastle's Access Inclusion Advisory Committee (AIAC) was established in 2017 and first met on 28 February 2018. The Committee assisted with implementation of the 2016-2019 Disability Inclusion Action Plan and is supported the development of the 2022-2026 Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The committee also provides advice on current and relevant local matters related to disability inclusion in Newcastle.

The Expression of Interest process for new members resulted in the following membership of the committee

Councillor Members

Cr Margaret Wood (Co-Chair)

Cr Dr Elizabeth Adamczyk

Cr Katrina Wark

Community Representatives

Ben Moxey

Lindsay Gardner

Sandra Irons

Stewart MacLennan

Organisational Representatives

Andrew Vodic

Chad Ramage

Patrick Bellamy

For further information visit our Advisory Committee's page or contact Community Planning on 02 4974 2863.

If you would like to provide access and inclusion related feedback about our local infrastructure or services please email mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026

Council adopted the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 on Febuary 22, 2022. The next four years will see CN work with the community and other stakeholders to deliver on the 35 actions of the DIAP.

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 was prepared in accordance with s.12 of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act and outlines how Council will contribute to making Newcastle a more inclusive and accessible city for everyone.

You can access the 2022-2026 plan in a variety of formats by clicking on the links below.

If you require a copy of the plan in an alternative format other than listed below, contact us on:

Phone: 02 49742863
Text: 0419 616 818

Email: communityadmin@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Count Us In Newcastle (CUI) 2022

Count Us In Newcastle is a program of events and activities that is held over a festival period that highlights disability inclusion across Newcastle. Successful programs have been hosted in 2019, 2021 and 2022, with the most recent program running from 13-28th May.

CUI 2022 included a Business Breakfast at City Hall, an Employment Forum at Wallsend and a range of other great events.

View the full program!

Would you like to be kept in the loop by City of Newcastle with all things disability inclusion in Newcastle? Email communityadmin@ncc.nsw.gov.au to go onto our distribution list of call 49742863.

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.