People with disability will live in more inclusive and accessible communities under the NSW Government’s plan to remove systemic and attitudinal barriers to participation in society.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan 2021–2025 strengthens the State’s accessibility framework and outlines work underway to improve outcomes for people with disability.
“NSW leads the nation when it comes to supporting people with disability – we were the first state to implement a Disability Inclusion Plan and have led the nation in the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS),” Mr Henskens said.
“This four-year plan builds on the work our Government has undertaken to create more accessible and inclusive communities, and provides the blueprint for increasing the social and economic participation of people with disability across NSW.”
Under the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan, all public sector agencies and local councils are required to develop action plans to drive positive change in their communities.
Key deliverables under the Disability Inclusion Plan 2021-2025 include:
- Enhancing services for people with disability through More Jobs More Care;
- Implementing the NSW Education Disability Strategy;
- Increasing the availability and accessibility of transport options for people with disability, including for those living in regional and rural areas; and
- Continuing to build more inclusive play spaces according to the Everyone Can Play
“These initiatives are examples of the work our Government agencies and local councils are doing to create more inclusive communities, by improving access to services and removing barriers to participating in society,” Mr Henskens said.
Projects delivered under the previous Disability Inclusion Plan include accessible stations along Sydney’s Metro, lift upgrades at TAFE campuses and the Employable Me TV series, which promoted employment pathways for people with disability.
To read the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan 2021-2025, visit www.dcj.nsw.gov.au/dip.