Upper Hunter Shire Council is bringing inspirational and entertaining speaker Nicholas Gleeson back to the Upper Hunter in May. An athlete, accessibility advocate and global adventurer, Mr Gleeson will share his story of overcoming the challenges of living with blindness.
Mayor Wayne Bedggood said the public information sessions in Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone with Mr Gleeson would help contribute to a Disability Inclusion Action Plan for the shire, that Council is preparing over the next year.
”As Australia Day Ambassador for Murrurundi this year, Nick bowled the crowd over with his warmth, humour and honesty,” Cr Bedggood said. “Do not miss out on hearing him speak.”
· 5pm Monday 16 May, Murrurundi Library.
· 10.30am Tuesday 17 May, Merriwa Council Chambers, Vennacher Street followed by an Access Walk in the main street.
· 4pm Tuesday 17 May, Council Chambers Scone.
Mr Gleeson’s visit will be the first of a number of community consultations and targeted focus groups to discuss issues around key areas identified by people with a disability. These include developing positive community attitudes and behaviour, creating liveable communities with good access for all, supporting access to meaningful employment, and improving access to services through better systems and processes.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1130
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.