In 2014, the NSW Government legislated the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 requiring all public authorities, including local councils, to develop and implement four-year Disability Inclusion Action Plans by 01 July 2017.

In developing their Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), public authorities must consult with people with disability and ensure their plans clear outline the measures they will put in place to support people with disability to better access support and services available in the community, and participate fully in community life.

All public authorities must provide a copy of their DIAP to the NSW Disability Council and report annually on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their DIAP to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. Council's current DIAP was adopted in 2017 and covered the four-year period from 2017 to 2021, inclusive.

On Tuesday 17 May 2022, Council endorsed the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 for public exhibition. We are now inviting the community to provide feedback on the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

To have your say, please review the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan and share any comments you have via Council's Your Say Parkes engagement platform.

Alternatively, you can send your comments via email to council@parkes.nsw.gov.au, or by mail to:

The General Manager, Parkes Shire Council PO Box 337 Parkes NSW 2870.

The public exhibition period will conclude close of business Tuesday 14 June 2022.

Council welcomes and encourages your feedback.