Access & inclusion planning

In 2017, Waverley and Randwick City Councils developed a joint regional framework to support a consistent approach to disability planning across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

The framework guides both Councils’ work for creating An Inclusive Community for Everyone.

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 details the actions Waverley will take over the next four years to improve the way people with disability access services and participate in community life.

Our statement of commitment

An Inclusive Community for Everyone

We support our community members to participate positively in community life - whatever their age, gender, physical ability, socio-economic status, sexuality or cultural background – to feel like they can be active, healthy, valued and connected. We plan and design for our diverse community by providing safe, healthy and inclusive services and spaces.

The consultation process

To inform our strategies and actions, a joint community consultation process was undertaken. We spoke to a broad range of people from Randwick and Waverley including people living with a disability, their families, carers, service providers, advocacy groups and Council staff. Find out what people told us here: Consultation Report.

Get involved

Council is committed to engaging with the community and relevant experts about how we can plan for, and better meet, the needs of people with disability.

To get involved join our Access and Inclusion Advisory Panel.

Sign up to stay informed through our Have your say page. Here you can make a suggestion or report a barrier to access.

Current projects

  • Access Bondi- Council is working on a number of initiatives to improve inclusion and access at Bondi Beach.
  • Inclusive Play Space Study - Waverley Council is committed to providing equitable and inclusive play spaces in the Local Government Area (LGA). Council is undertaking an Inclusive Play Space Study to supporting Council’s Play Space Strategy 2014-2029 providing key guidance on access, inclusion and equity when Council plans and designs new play spaces.   For more information and to stay updated please visit our Have Your Say project page.

Our Research

  • Living Local, Staying Connected
  • Council convened a forum in 2016 to showcase innovative housing design options for people as they age. The event brought together architects, planners, developers and government representatives. Please contact us for copies of the information presented by the experts attending the forum.

  • The Support and Accommodation Needs of an Ageing population
    This research report looks at the needs of older residents and the impacts of national aged care reform.

Need more information?

Contact Waverley Council's Community Development Officer - Access and Inclusion

Phone: 9083 8928

National Relay Service

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.

24-hour relay call numbers
TTY/voice calls- 133 677
Speak & Listen- 1300 555 727
SMS Relay- 0423 677 767

Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS)

If you require an interpreter, please contact the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) on 131450.