Making Lake City More Accessible

How to make Lake Macquarie a more accessible city.

Lake Macquarie City Council asks residents to add to the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021-2025.

Council’s Manager Community Partnerships, Andrew Bryant, said Council is committed to providing an inclusive City that makes it easier for people with disabilities to access facilities and services.

Council’s priority is to ensure inclusion in our community. The aim of the plan will be to offer more opportunities for access and connection, increasing the wellbeing of people with disability in our community,” Mr Bryant said.

The draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan will be developed in consultation with community and key bodies, and will set out actions and targets for Council to work toward over the next four years.

The first phase of consultation will allow the community to provide feedback on four key focus areas: attitudes and behaviours in our organisation, making liveable communities, opening more doors to employment, and ensuring our systems and processes make it easy for people to access what they need.

The community can provide comment via an online survey or by attending a drop-in session at Toronto or Charlestown libraries or the Swansea Centre. Consultation is open until 30 October with feedback helping to inform the draft plan.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said it was important to build on the momentum of Council’s previous Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

The previous plan provided the framework for many achievements around our City,” Cr Fraser said.

We were able to install ramp access to Redhead and Blacksmiths beaches, accessibility upgrades to Council’s website and the creation of the Me2 program, a free initiative providing inclusive activities accessible for people of all abilities,” She said.

For more information or to provide feedback visit the project page at, www.shape.lakemac.com.au or phone 4921 0333.