Accessible Penrith

Accessible Penrith


The Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) states how we will improve access and inclusion outcomes in our day-to-day business and within existing resources. It also covers how we will advocate to stakeholders within our City to adopt access and inclusion in their work. Find out more about our Disability Inclusion Action Plan for the next four years (2022-2026).

Since 1992, the Access Committee has provided strategic, expert, impartial advice on the development, implementation and review of Penrith City Council’s business. Their input has advanced access and inclusion of people with disability in our City.

Committee members bring a diverse range of lived experiences and professional expertise to advise on a range of matters, including:

  • Strategic planning and policy advice across all departments of Council
  • Detailed consideration of major development proposals across the City
  • Advising staff on relevant submissions relating to State and Federal government policies and legislation
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan and Disability Access Improvement Program
  • Providing advice to Council about emerging issues relevant to people with disability.

 If you have any questions about the Access Committee, please call Council on 4732 7777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Membership applications are currently closed. 

We encourage people from different ages, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and gender and sexually diverse people with lived experience of disability to apply.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for Penrith City Council’s Access Committee can be viewed here Terms of Reference

Council monitors a range of data sources to inform our understanding of disability in the Penrith community. When combined with lived and professional experience, we can make informed decisions to improve outcomes for everybody.

Penrith faces the same challenges as the rest of Australia in providing adequate services for an ageing population and an increasing proportion of individuals with disability.

The Penrith Disability Snapshot 2021 was created in consultation with disability service providers, community members and Penrith City Council staff to better understand, serve and plan for the diverse communities in our City. It will be reviewed following the release of Census Data in June 2022.

Disability Advocacy

Advocacy is important to protect the human rights of people with disability. Advocates can: 
  • Support people with disability to speak up for their rights 
  • Work on behalf of a person with disability to defend their rights.

Advocacy support can be sought through local providers. To find someone that is right for you and your situation visit: 

For advocacy relating to housing, contact the Western Sydney Tenants’ Service.

Accessible Information

Website Accessibility Statement

Council is committed to making our website as accessible as possible for all our visitors. Please visit the Accessibility Statement page for more information.

Community Care Forum

Council convenes monthly meetings with aged care and disability service providers. The Penrith Community Care Forum helps Council to monitor ongoing and emerging issues for local services, and support services to deliver strong outcomes for our community.

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