Community Celebration for International Day of People with a Disability


Urunga Neighbourhood Centre and Bellingen Shire Council will celebrate International Day of People with a Disability in 2018 with a Community Celebration on the Green in Urunga.

The event will take place on Monday 3 December in the garden of the Urunga Neighbourhood Centre and on the Village Green outside the Urunga Library, Bonville Street, Urunga commencing at 10.00am.

What's On:
The morning will include performances from children at Urunga Pre-School, Urunga Public School and Urunga Stepping Stones Pre-School and Early Child Care Centre. In addition, there will be a demonstration from the Japan Karate Association (JKA), all inclusive games, entertainment and information stalls on the Village Green and a barbecue lunch which will be generously provided by the Bellingen and Urunga Neighbourhood Centres, the Community Transport Company and the Urunga Lions Club.

A key feature of the morning will be the presentation of this year’s Ian J. Cooper Awards for Access and Inclusion which will be awarded to businesses, groups and individuals who have been nominated by community members for their commitment to improving access and inclusion in the Bellingen Shire.

About the Day:
International Day of People with a Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with a disability.

To find out more about the meaning of the day visit the website

Bellingen Shire Mayor, Cr Dominic King said “Incorporating the presentation of the Ian J. Cooper Awards into a larger community celebration will allow more people to appreciate and acknowledge the progress being made towards a more inclusive and accessible community.  Council is delighted to be part of International Day of People with a Disability and share in these achievements.”

Further Information:
Anna Joy, Community Wellbeing Planning Officer with Bellingen Shire Council on 66557300 or
Marie Lo Casio, Coordinator at Urunga Neighbourhood Centre on 66556993