Have your say on Penrith City Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-26
- Written by Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Penrith City Council is inviting people with disability, carers, and service providers to share their insights and assist Council in developing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan for 2022-2026.
The Disability Inclusion Action Plan will guide how Council can make Penrith more inclusive to support everyone to lead meaningful, independent lives.
Across the next four years, Council will work with partners to maximise resources and improve outcomes in areas including developing positive community attitudes and behaviours, creating liveable communities, supporting access to employment, and improving access to services through better systems and processes.
Penrith City Council’s General Manager Warwick Winn encourages residents to have their say on the Plan so Council can understand their aspirations for a more inclusive Penrith.
“Each day people with disability can experience barriers that prevent them from leading meaningful, independent lives,” Mr Winn said.
“We are seeking input from people with lived experience of disability or expertise on access and inclusion to inform the Disability Inclusion Action Plan. Your feedback will help Council make informed decisions on a wide range of actions and policies,” he said.
Community feedback into the 2017-2021 Plan led to a range of positive outcomes, including five parks being upgraded to be more inclusive and the ‘Nepean Jobs For All’ project, an education and networking program for businesses which led to local people with disability gaining employment.
“We look forward to hearing about what will make our City a place where everyone can live, work and play equitably,” he said.
The Disability Inclusion Action Plan is open for feedback until 9am Monday 20 December 2021. People with disability, carers, friends and family members of people with disability, service providers and advocacy groups are greatly encouraged to participate.
Complete the survey at yoursaypenrith.com.au/disabilityinclusionactionplan
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 8 December 2021.