Feedback needed to make region more inclusive

31st May 2022

Armidale Regional Council’s draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022-2026 is now on public exhibition for 28 days from Thursday 26 May to Wednesday 22 June for community input.
The draft DIAP was approved for public exhibition at the council meeting held on Wednesday 25 May in Guyra. The plan outlines the way council and other organisations can reduce and remove barriers for people with disability and foster a more accessible and inclusive community.
This is the first review of the DIAP since the plan was created after the merger of Guyra Shire and Armidale Dumaresq Councils. Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 all local councils are required to develop a DIAP and they must be reviewed every four years.
The DIAP addresses the key focus areas outlined in the new guidelines for in the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 and include:
• Positive community attitudes and behaviours
• Liveable Communities
• Supporting access to meaningful employment
• Accessible systems and processes
To view the Draft DIAP and consider making a submission visit council’s Your Say online engagement hub or hard copies are available to view at the Armidale and Guyra Civic Administration Buildings. The public exhibition period closes on Wednesday 22 June, 2022.
Council staff will also be available at the Armidale Markets in the Mall this Sunday 29 May from 8.30am to 12.30pm to discuss the plan and provide feedback.