Disability Inclusion Action Plan
Lake Macquarie City
• To ensure dignified, equitable, cost-
effective and reasonably achievable access
to buildings, and facilities and services for
people with disability.
• To give certainty to building certifiers,
developers and managers that if the
Standards are complied with they cannot
be subject to a successful complaint
under the DDA in relation to those maters
covered by the Premises Standards.
Local Government Act 1993
: Refers to Equal
Employment Opportunity provisions that
specify councils responsibilities to plan for
and achieve a diverse workforce. Councils
must also adopt a code of conduct based
on the Model Code of Conduct for Local
Government for Local Councils in NSW.
Council’s code of conduct sets minimum
standards of behaviour for council officials
including councillors, staff, administrators,
members of councillor committee, conduct
reviewers and delegates of council whilst
carrying out their roles.
Local Government (general) Regulation
: This regulation sets out how Local
Government is required to undertake its
planning and reporting activities through
the Integrated Planning and Reporting
Anti-Discrimination Act 1977
In NSW it is against the law to discriminate
against a person on the basis of race,
including colour, nationality, descent and
ethnic, ethno-religious or national origin,
sex, including pregnancy and breastfeeding,
marital or domestic status, disability,
homosexuality, age, transgender status, and
carer responsibilities. Sexual harassment and
vilification on the basis of race, homosexuality,
transgender status or HIV/AIDS status are
also prohibited under this Act.
• Australian Standard (AS 1428) Design for Access and Mobility
Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002
Figure 1: The relationships between the relevant policy and legislative instruments.
Source: Disability Inclusion Action Planning Guidelines Local Government.
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
National Disability Strategy (NDS)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (DIA)
An inclusive NSW
NSW Disability Inclusion Plan
1. Attitudes and behaviours
3. Liveable communities
4. Systems and processes
Community Strategic Plan
Local Government disability inclusion