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There are about 23,000 people in our community living with a disability. This means Canterbury-Bankstown has a high percentage of people needing support, compared to greater Sydney.

Support can include reducing physical, communication and social barriers, as well as attitudes and stigmas attached to people living with a disability.

Our plan challenges these barriers so that everyone in our community, regardless of disability, can live more freely and equally in Canterbury-Bankstown.

Join us in making this happen by letting us know your feedback.

This Plan

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-26 will guide CBCity to become a more inclusive and accessible City. Aligned with our Community Strategic Plan, it will address the needs and barriers of people living with disability in CBCity.

The Plan follows four key focus areas:

  1. Attitudes and Behaviours – the community’s attitudes and behaviour towards people with disability, which may impact access to employment and/ or opportunities to contribute to social, economic and cultural life;
  2. Liveable Communities – covers areas such as universal housing design, access to transport, community recreation, Council policies and social engagement;
  3. Employment – increasing the employment rates of people with disability; and
  4. Systems and Processes – improving the systems and processes that enable people to access services and support they need in the community.

What we heard

To develop this plan, we consulted with people with disability, carers, support workers, family members, service providers, our staff, Reference Group members and other interested stakeholders. The following points were highlighted as being important to our community and have been incorporated into the draft plan.

  • Improving attitudes towards people with disability and people living with mental health conditions in the community;
  • Making it easier to get around our City;
  • Improved transport and parking;
  • Increased employment opportunities;
  • Improve ways to finding important information;
  • Increased social activities; and
  • To feel included where they live.

How to have your say

Thank you for your interest in this exhibition. Submissions are now closed. All feedback and comments received will be reviewed and considered by Council.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Initial community consultation

    The project is open for feedback from Wednesday 24 November 2021 to Monday 24 January 2021 05:00PM.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Focus groups

    Focus groups will be conducted from December 2021 to January 2022.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Under review

    The project is closed for feedback while the plan is being drafted.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Public exhibition

    Wednesday 25 May 2022 - Wednesday 15 June 2022 5:00PM

    The draft DIAP is open for public comment before being adopted by Council.

  • Timeline item 5 - active


    The 2022-2026 Disability Inclusion Action Plan was adopted by Council at the 23 June 2022 Ordinary Meeting. See Agenda/Minutes, Item 7.3.

Contact Us

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact us via the following:

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The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.

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Phone 9707 9000

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