Local Government's Role
LGNSW works with councils to promote access and inclusion of people with a disability in their community. Our work in disability is supported by financial assistance from the NSW Government.
Local government recognises that people with a disability have a right to quality facilities and services that enable them to live and fully participate in their communities.
Improved physical access to community and privately-owned facilities is encouraged by local government.
Disability Inclusion Action Planning Resources
Disability Inclusion Action Plans (DIAP)
Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, councils are required to develop Disability Inclusion Action Plans by July 2017.
A Disability Inclusion Action Plan demonstrates local government’s commitment to people with a disability on improving access to services, facilities and jobs and is also designed to change perceptions about people with a disability.
LGNSW has held forums around NSW. Please contact Anita Ceravolo if you require additional support or resources.
View presentations on the forums page.
DIAP Guides - Templates and Resources
Adapt existing DAP
Adapt a DIAP to new amalgamated council area
DIAP Questions and Answers
Download the guidelines, adapted for local government, below:
Download additional resources below to you with disability inclusion action planning:
For more information, email Anita Ceravolo.
Aged and Disability Forum
LGNSW will be hosting an Aged and Disability Forum for NSW councils on 14 March 2017.
The forum was funded and supported by the Department of Health and Family and Community Services.
The forum will be used as a platform to inform and support councils on the aged and disability care reforms and to discuss the implications for their services.
Highlights of the forum include speakers covering the following topics:
- Update on Home Care Packages
- Steps to be NDIS Ready
- Workforce Planning
- Change Management
and a Yarning session on the topic Inclusiveness with experienced Aboriginal development workers.
To further prepare councils for the sector reforms, LGNSW is offering the following training on:
- ABC Unit Costing in Community Care - 6 February 2017
- Workforce Planning in Community Care - 27 March 2017
- Marketing in Community Care - 5 April 2017
In 2013 LGNSW commissioned a report with funding from NSW Family and Community Services to provide an understanding of the current planning undertaken by NSW councils to support access for inclusion for people with disability. The draft report (PDF, 1.8MB) is available for download.
International Day of People with a Disability
We support International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD), an official day celebrating the achievements of people with a disability. The day is part of a worldwide celebration which occurs on 3 December each year.