Guidelines have been developed to assist NSW public authorities, including most NSW Government departments and local councils, in developing their action plans.
Action plans will outline how NSW public authorities will make mainstream services and community facilities more accessible to people with disability, helping to build more inclusive communities in NSW.
The new guidelines focus on:
Alignment – The four focus areas in the guidelines align with the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan, to ensure action plans meet the four priority areas:
Consultation – A greater emphasis is placed on consultation at all stages of planning, implementation and monitoring with people with disability, staff and the broader community.
Governance – Highlighting the importance of governance and accountability at the outset and providing advice on designing governance and accountability arrangements to encourage effective implementation.