Campbelltown City Council is seeking expressions of interest from residents living with disability, carers and service providers to join an advisory group to guide the implementation of the Campbelltown Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021.
The comprehensive four-year plan aims to make Council services and facilities more accessible to people with disability, and to promote positive attitudes to disability inclusion. The plan was launched at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Wednesday 23 August.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the action plan was developed after extensive consultation which attracted 350 responses, both face-to-face and through written surveys, from locals living with disability, their support networks, and the wider community.
“The plan aims to ensure that the almost 8,000 people in Campbelltown City who identify as needing assistance in their day-to-day lives due to disability, are able to participate in and contribute to our community to their fullest potential,” he said.
“As part of the plan, Council will partner with Touched by Olivia and Stockland, to design and build an all abilities, inclusive playground – Livvi’s Place – at Willowdale,” he said.
“The plan also undertakes to increase the number of adult change facilities in public toilets, and will consider the provision of an adult change facility in the planning and delivery of our next regional play space.”
Cr Brticevic said the establishment of an advisory group to help implement the actions outlined within the plan demonstrated Council’s commitment to breaking down barriers and creating a more liveable community for people with disability.
“I’m looking forward to seeing barriers removed and inclusiveness strengthened in our city over the next four years, as the community works together to implement our action plan,” he said.
Expressions of interest to join the Disability Inclusion Action Plan Advisory Group must be made by 5pm on Friday 15 September.