Access and Inclusion

Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW)

In the context of disability inclusion and action planning, ‘disability’ means a functional limitation or impairment, including cognitive, physical, mental, sensory and functional deficits, which may be present from birth, acquired by accident or illness or due to the process of ageing. The impairments or deficits may be temporary or permanent. The Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) provides the legislative framework to guide state and local government disability inclusion action planning.

The Act supports people with disabilities to access:

  • The same human rights as other members of the community;
  • Independence and social and economic inclusion within the community; and
  • Choice and control in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports and services.

In meeting the requirements under the Act for disability inclusion and access planning, Council must:

  1. Specify how it will incorporate United Nation human rights disability principles into its dealings with matters relating to people with disability
  2. Include strategies to support people with disability
  3. Include details of its consultation about the plan with people with disability
  4. Explain how planning supports the goals of the NSW State Disability Inclusion Plan in the four key areas of:
  • Attitudes and behaviours
  • Liveable communities
  • Employment
  • Systems and processes Uralla Shire Council has included its disability inclusion action planning, in response to these priorities, into the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework.