Disability Access and Inclusion

Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

The City of Newcastle (CN) Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (committee) was established in 2017 and first met on 28 February 2018. The Committee assisted with implemention of the 2016-2019 Disability Inclusion Action Plan and is supporting the drafing of the 2021-2025 Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The committee also provides advice on current and relevant local matters related to disability inclusion in Newcastle.

For further information about the committee visit our Advisory Committee's page or contact Community Planning on 02 4974 2000.

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 2021-2025

Council has drafted the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021-2025 and is enabling further consultation on the plan across the City.

The Disabilty Inclusion Action plan 2021-2025 will be prepared in accordance with s.12 of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act and will outline 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: 02 49742863
Text: 0419 616 818

Email: communityadmin@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Count Us In Newcastle 2021

Count Us In 2021 was held during the month of March this year and Council was delighted to present a full program of events and activities to showcase our caring and inclusive community.

2021 Themes

  • Work, Training and Learning
  • Wellness and Celebration
  • Creating Community Conversations

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.