Disability Inclusion Action Plans
Supporting the NSW Government’s commitment to remove systemic and attitudinal barriers
Timeframes for preparing and reporting on DIAPs
The Disability Inclusion Regulation 2014 sets out the dates by which public authorities must complete their DIAPs, submit them to the Disability Council and make them publicly available.
Section 13 of the Disability Inclusion Act outlines the requirements and timeframes for public authorities to report to the Minister for Disability Services on the implementation of their DIAP. It also outlines the requirement and timeframes for the Minister to table a report in Parliament about the implementation of all DIAPs.
By 1 December 2015 all NSW Government departments and other government agencies specified in the Disability Inclusion Regulation were required to have their DIAP in place.
By December 2016 all public authorities that submitted a DIAP in December 2015 were required to give the Minister a copy of the part of its annual report relating to the implementation of its DIAP (or equivalent report if it does not prepare an annual report).
By Early 2017 the Minister for Disability Services was required to table a report about the implementation of NSW Government Department and specified other government agencies' DIAPs in each House of Parliament.
By 1 July 2017 all Local Councils were required to have their DIAP in place.
As soon as practicable following the end of financial year all Councils and NSW Government Agencies required to have a DIAP must report on the progress of their DIAP in their annual report and provide a copy to the Disability Council NSW.
By 2018 the Minister for Disability Services was required to table a report about the implementation of all public authorities’ DIAPs in each House of Parliament.