Ian J Cooper Awards for Access & Inclusion Call for Nominations

2016 Nominees & Winners of the Ian J Cooper Awards
2016 Nominees & Winners of the Ian J Cooper Awards

Bellingen Shire Council would like to invite individuals, groups and businesses to nominate for an Ian J. Cooper Award for Access and Inclusion. These awards are made to local services, groups and businesses in acknowledgement of their efforts to improve access to their service and/or premises or groups who are inclusive of people with different abilities.

The Awards will be presented at a community event in Urunga on International Day of People with a Disability on 3 December.

Bellingen Shire Mayor, Cr Dominic King urged community members to get involved stating, “It is important to recognise those groups, businesses, organisations and individuals in our community that help improve our understanding of how we can better support people who are different to us.”

Last year Council adopted its Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 and a copy is available for download here.

Nomination forms can be completed and submitted by any member of the Bellingen Shire community on behalf of a group, business or service or an organisation can self-nominate.

Forms are available now from Bellingen, Urunga and Dorrigo libraries, Bellingen Shire Council Administration Centre or can be downloaded from Council's website.

Completed nomination forms can be returned to the same centres or emailed to council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au.

Nomination forms must be submitted by Friday 2 November 2018.

Further information can be obtained from Council’s Community Wellbeing Planning Officer, Anna Joy on 66557300 or by emailing ajoy@bellingen.nsw.gov.au.