Tamworth Access Awards

The Tamworth Regional Council Access Awards recognise business and community groups who make an extraordinary effort to ensure that their business or service accessible to all.

Accessible communities are ones where businesses, facilities and services are open and available to all, including people with disabilities. In an accessible community, people with disabilities are able to access to the same opportunities as well as the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by others. 

Examples of what makes an accessible community includes the built environment (access to buildings) as well as transportation, communication and technological systems, employment practices, occupational health and safety, access to information, recreational and social facilities and services and complaints procedures.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 Tamworth Access Awards are now open!

Nominations can be made by downloading a Nomination Form (PDF 219.7KB) or online by clicking here.

Nomination forms are also available at any Tamworth Regional Council Customer Service Office or Library within the Tamworth LGA.

Any enquiries can be directed to Customer Service on (02) 6767 5555 or email trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

2019 Access Award Winners

Photo of Counsellor Betts presenting 2019 Access Award Individual Winner to Di Hall  Photo of Counsellor Betts presenting 2019 Access Award Business Winner - Fiona\ 

Individual Award - Di Hall (NSW Department of Education)
For the high level of inclusivity demonstrated in the staging of the Creative Arts in Public Education Spectacular (CAPERS)

Business Award - Fiona's Mini Bus Rentals
For providing transport to and from the annual 'Disability Expo' free of charge for people who are living with a disability.
Photo of Counsellor Betts presenting 2019 Highly Commended Access Award to Coles Tamworth
 
Highly Commended Award - Coles Tamworth
Implemented a regular designated "quiet hour" to provide a low sensory experience that reduces anxiety and stress for people on the autism spectrum.