Inclusive Tourism embeds the principles of ‘design for all’ into everything we do. It is about creating places and spaces accessible to all, creating choice and installing confidence for people to participate in new and existing experiences.
Council's Inclusive Tourism Strategy(PDF, 653KB) was developed in consultation with our local businesses and broader community to realise the aspirations of our community to be connected to each other and beyond. To truly develop opportunities and strategies that include everyone.
The Strategy recognises that our Shire is a tourist destination and follows a Universal Design approach, a framework for the design of places, things, information, communication and policy to be usable by the widest range of people operating in the widest range of situations without special or separate design.
Bellingen Council, by being the first council in NSW to have an adopted Inclusive Tourism Strategy, is leading the way in the local government sector. It is championing the need for the incorporation of Universal Design principles in everything we do for the benefit of everyone in our community.
The Bellingen Shire Inclusive Tourism Guide document(PDF, 5MB) is now available to download. Please share this with visitors to our region.