Disability Access and Inclusion

Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee

City of Newcastle Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee has recently been established and the first meeting of this new committee was held on 28 February 2018. The committee will assist us 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.

For further information about the committee or matters related to Disability Inclusion please contact Stephen Warham either by email: swarham@ncc.nsw.gov.au or call 4974 2855.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019

We adopted the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019 prepared in accordance with s.12 of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act at out Ordinary Meeting on 22 March 2016.  The plan outlines how council will contribute to making Newcastle an inclusive and accessible city for everyone.

The 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 us on:

Phone:  4974 2855
Text:      0419 616 818
Email:    communityadmin@ncc.nsw.gov.au

 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.