Richmond Valley Council is committed to the Richmond Valley being inclusive and accessible for people of all abilities, particular for people with disability and older people. The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 – 2021 guides Council’s planning and actions to promote accessibility in our community.

Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Under the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014, Council is required to undertake disability inclusion action planning and have an adopted plan in place. The current Plan, adopted in June 2017, was developed based on extensive community consultation and in collaboration with other Northern Rivers councils. It covers the following four focus areas:

  • changing attitude and behaviours towards people with disabilities in the community
  • making our community liveable and accessible for all
  • improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities
  • improving accessibility of systems and processes

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 

Accessibility, Liveability and Aged Advisory Committee

The Accessibility, Liveability and Aged Advisory Committee provides Council with advice on a broad range of issues that affect older people, people with a disability, their carers and the wider community. The Committee also provides important feedback on Council services and plans.

For more information about the Advisory Committee, please contact Council on 02 6660 0300.

Richmond Valley-Kyogle Aged and Disability Interagency

This is a collaborative forum for community organisations and service providers engaged within the aged and disability sectors to network, share information, and promote relevant events.  Approximately 5 meetings are held annually, alternating between Casino and Kyogle.

For more information and meeting dates please contact Council on 02 6660 0300.

Town mobility maps

Accessible playgrounds

Council is working to include more accessible playground equipment across our towns. For further information, please contact Council on 02 6660 0300.

Pedestrian and Access Mobility Plan (PAMP)

Richmond Valley’s Pedestrian and Access Mobility Plan (PAMP), based on the NSW Road and Maritime Services guidelines for the towns and villages of Casino, Coraki, Evans Head, Woodburn and Broadwater, was adopted by Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 20 September 2011.

Pedestrian and Access Mobility Plan

Tradies Access Guide

A collaboration with other Northern Rivers Councils, this guide is designed to help tradespeople meet disability access specifications.

The free booklet, The ‘tradies’ guide to good access, includes specifications for ramps, pathways, steps, bathrooms, toilets, doors, furniture, fittings, shelves, tables, seating, kitchens and signage.

The ‘tradies’ guide to good access

Aged and disability services and resources

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