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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

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Disability Access & Inclusion Survey

29th June 2020

Council is working on its first Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (DAIP) – a 5-year plan to ensure our region is accessible and inclusive for people living with disability, their families and carers.

According to the 2016 Census, just over 500 people in the Wakefield region need assistance in one or more core activity areas – self-care, mobility and/or communication – because of a disability, long-term health conditions or old age.

Through our DAIP we aim to:

  • Promote and protect the rights of people living with disability;
  • Seek ways for people living with disability to contribute to decision-making;
  • Ensure our environment, facilities, services and information are accessible and inclusive.

What is accessibility and inclusion?

To make our community accessible and inclusive for all people we need to remove or minimise physical and social barriers. This includes barriers to participation in community events and activities, the operations of Council and the information, services and facilities we provide.

Accessibility of the built environment, services and information is key to ensuring people living with disability have the opportunity to equally participate in all aspects of community life. Social inclusion means the contributions and rights of people living with disability are valued and understood, promoted, upheld and protected.

Take Our Survey

In the coming months we will be directly engaging with key stakeholders in our community – including people with disability, their carers and support agencies – to explore ideas for doing things better.

In the meantime, we are seeking your views on how accessible and inclusive the Wakefield region is right now and ideas for making the area more accessible and inclusive into the future. We are particularly keen to hear from people with a personal, family or professional experience of disability.

1. Clicking on this link:

START THE SURVEY

2. Downloading the below large print format document and returning to us via the following options:

3. Calling us on 8862 0800 and asking for a hard copy to be posted to you – or for any other assistance you may require.

Survey closes on Thursday 16 July.

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