Access and Mobility
Accessibility in Blayney Shire
Equal access to all facilities and services within our local government area is not only considered, but incorporated into any future planning. Broader disability and accessibility related issues are well considered to ensure that the Shire is inclusive, accessible and equitable to all members of our community.
At Council we strive to:
- Ensure equity and accessibility is provided through services and facilities;
- Promote accessibility through advocacy, within Council and the wider community as well as a positive awareness of disability issues;
- Encourage and support initiatives that promote equal access opportunities;
- Keep staff trained;
- Assist in educating the community to create greater awareness of access and mobility issues
The Blayney Shire Access Committee has been instrumental in development of the Blayney Shire Access Strategy and Missed Business Brochure among other initiatives.
The Access Strategy provides the framework for Blayney Shire Council to address access issues and raise awareness across all Council areas of responsibility in line with Council's Corporate Plans. The strategy developed assists the Council in removing barriers and providing equity of access to Council services, facilities and employment for all people.
The Access Strategy is an active document and it is expected the Council will make changes over time. In addition, the adopted strategy will change as it is reviewed and evaluated and the practical implications of the DDA are addressed.
Tha Access Strategy details Council's objectives and actions in relation to improving accessibility and will ensure that people with disabilities, their carers and associtates can appropriately access Council Services and facilities and participate in the planning and review of these.
Last modified: 04 Apr 2017