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Access for People with a Disability

Council has obligations under the various disability legislations to ensure that where possible we create an environment that is accessible to all members of the community.  Further, we must ensure that we do not do not discriminate against people with a disability in undertaking any activity or function we provide.

 

To address our obligations Council has developed a comprehensive Access Action Plan. (click here to view the plan).  Copies of the Access Action Plan can be obtained by emailing Council or phoning Council's Access Officer.

 

Council has an Access Advisory Committee. The role of the committee is to:

  • Provide Glenorchy City Council with advice on access issues
  • Raise access concerns related to Council’s roles and functions on behalf of the Glenorchy community
  • Promote to Council the right of people with a disability to be treated in a manner that enhances dignity, independence and equality of service
  • Be a point of consultation on issues regarding Council activities and how they impact on the needs of people with a disability
  • Oversee Council's Access Action Plan
  • Assist in the provision of Disability Awareness Training to Council Officers, committee members and other identified groups where appropriate
  • Organise events celebrating the achievements of people with a disability
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures relating to access

How to use this service
You can speak with someone about access issues by contacting Council's Access Officer on 6216 6796 or by using the form below.

 

Related Links

Australian Human Rights Commission
Tasmanian Anti-discrimination Commission
Disability Services Tasmania

Access Action Plan 2006

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