People with a Disability
Council aims to foster and enhance participation by all residents in the life of the community and the life of Council. Council is committed to building and maintaining strong links with its residents who have disabilities and their carers.
At the last Census (2006) 3.2% of the population of the Camden Local Government Area (LGA) reported that they needed assistance with core activities, this compared with 3.8% for the Sydney Statistical Division. (ABS, 2006).
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For further information, please contact Syd Lee, Community Project Officer on 4645 5020 or via email
The Disability Action Plan (DAP) is an important document that outlines the ways in which Council seeks to ensure that its community facilities and services are accessible to all members of the community.
Work is currently underway to develop the 2008 - 2012 DAP. The plan is being developed with the assistance of a Community Advisory Group (CAG). If you would like to participate in the CAG or provide input into the Disability Action Plan please contact Syd Lee, Community Project Officer on 4645 5020 or via email.
For a full copy of Camden Council's Disability Action Plan, please contact Community Services on 4645 5023 or download a copy below.
Disability Action Plan
The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Camden Civic Centre to discuss issues and work on actions to improve access for Camden's residents and visitors. The group also works in an advisory capacity, providing specialised information and knowledge pertaining to access issues for people with a disability in the local Camden community. Members include local people with a disability, carers of people with a disability, disability service providers and Council staff.
For further information or the latest ACAG Minutes please contact Syd Lee, Community Project Officer on 4645 5020 or email.
Each year on 3 December Council participates in celebrations to mark International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD).
International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
International Day of People with Disability brings together people all around the world in celebrating the contributions, skills and achievements of people with a disability.
Council has recently purchased a number of Master Locksmiths' Association Keys (MLAK) for use by the local community. The MLAK is a master key that fits into specially designed locks allowing 24 hour a day access to public toilets. Eligible people - those with a disability and a letter of authorisation from a doctor, disability organisation, local council or community health centre - can purchase a key that opens all accessible toilets across Australia displaying the MLAK symbol.
Camden Council is providing MLAK keys to Camden residents at no charge, providing they produce a letter of authorisation or a disabled parking permit.
To obtain a key please contact Syd Lee, Community Project Officer on 4645 5020 or email
Camden Council and the YMCA at Mount Annan Leisure Centre have installed a "total mobility aqua hoist'.
The aqua hoist is suitable for those with limited mobility, weight issues, those encountering a rehabilitation program of wishing to be active with less stress on the joints.The hoist is designed to hold up to 250kg and has a 180 degree turning arm, making access easily available to and from the water.
For further information, please contact Syd Lee, Community Project Officer on 4645 5050 or via email