Inclusive Community Advisory Committee
The Inclusive Community Advisory Committee (ICAC) has been established to provide advice to council on current and emerging issues and policy matters within the Townsville Community. The committee acts as a key community engagement body assisting in identifying, advising and offering advice on policy issues to Townsville City Council: providing feedback where required on council projects; active participation within projects and initiatives as identified; and monitoring the implementation of the Townville City Council's Community Strategic Action Plans. Read more.
The Disability Inclusion Strategic Action Plan 2011-2014 provides Townsville City Council with a framework to guide decision making and to determine council's role in providing services and facilities to make Townsville an inclusive and accessible community for all. Read more.
The Accessing Townsville Guide has been developed to assist people to access the various shops, restaurants, attractions, services and accommodation Townsville has on offer. Read more.
The aim of the Townsville Regional Schools Therapy Service is to facilitate the access and participation of children with special needs into the education system in the Townsville/Thuringowa district. Read more.
The Home Services program provides information, advice and subsidised financial assistance (when eligible) with home maintenance, modifications and repairs to the home - to keep them in a safe, healthy, and secure condition. Assistance is provided to eligible frail elderly people and people with a disability (and their carers) who wish to remain living in their homes. Read more.
The Pensioner Transport Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) encourages people who receive a pension to participate in community activities and to assist their access and mobility through the provision of a subsidy towards the costs of public transport. Read more.
Creating Inclusive Communities Awards
The Townsville City Council Creating Inclusive Communities Awards are an annual celebration to recognise the outstanding efforts by groups, organisations, individuals and carers working toward an inclusive community in Townsville. Watch this space for more information on the 2013 Creating Inclusive Communities Awards celebration.
Townsville City Council and Agencies United for an Inclusive Community would like to congratulate the following winners of the Creating Inclusive Communities Awards 2012.
- Business/Community Sector: TOWNSVILLE PCYC
- Design and Accessibility: KEN TIPPETT
- Education and Employment: VILLAGE KIDS CHILDRENS CENTRE – CRANBROOK
- Individual A: STEVE PRICE and TARIQ SIMS
- Individual B: JASON LETTICE
- Innovative Practice: THE MUNDY CREEK NATUREWAY REGENERATION PROJECT – STAGE 1
We would also like to congratulate all of the nominee’s for 2012 and acknowledge the outstanding efforts by all who are working towards an inclusive community in Townsville. These contributions have supported in removing barriers and have helped to create an inclusive and accessible place for all to live.
For more information contact council's Community Services on 1300 878 001.