Disability Inclusion Award Winner

Mayor Sue Heins and 2023 Disability Inclusion Award Winner - The Mind Cafe. Credit: Precedent Productions.

There are a number of ways the Northern Beaches is becoming more accessible and inclusive than ever. Being inclusive is all about adapting the way that products and services are provided to suit the needs of the whole community.

As part of the Northern Beaches Local Business Awards program run by Precedent Production, Northern Beaches Council has had the honour of sponsoring the Disability Inclusion award over the last three years. One in five Australians has some kind of disability, so making your business accessible and inclusive is good for business and for the community. Other customers that benefit from improved access include older people, families with young children, and local and overseas visitors.

Winners - 2023

The Disability Inclusion Award Winner and Finalists were announced at the 2023 Northern Beaches Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening at Dee Why RSL on Tuesday 11 July.

The Mind Cafe - Winner
Based in Narrabeen, are disability support trained and liaise with disability services to employ people with disabilities. A role model for the community who accepts people with disabilities the same as every other person in our community.

Alicia Pilates - Highly Commended
Located in Freshwater, have adapted their classes to assist people with disabilities to be able to take part in classes. Owner deals directly with people and customises to suit their needs.

Previous recipients

2022 Disability Inclusion Award Winner -  MTA Travel Natasha Spencer
Highly commended - Bridge Housing

2021 Disability Inclusion Award - Plie Groove 'n' Shuffle
Highly commended - Evolve Tennis Academy

2020 Disability Inclusion Award - The Cube Allied Health
Runner up for 2020 - Plus Fitness Brookvale.

2019 Disability Inclusion Award - Cordony Hair, Westfield Warringah Mall
Runner up for 2019 - Plus Fitness Brookvale

Contact information

Community Development