International Day of People with a Disability Awards in Murray Bridge

Nominations are now open for the Rural City of Murray Bridge International Day of People with a Disability awards.

The awards are designed to recognise the personal achievements of people who have a disability and the different initiatives which have helped create a more equitable and accessible community.

Rural City of Murray Bridge community development team leader Faith Box said the awards provided an opportunity for the council to shine a spotlight on organisations and individuals who helped to create thriving communities.

"We are looking for local heroes who make a positive difference in our local community advocating for people with disabilities, promoting inclusivity and growing emerging communities," she said.

"Council would like to recognise these individuals, programs and businesses within the Rural City of Murray Bridge through the accessibility recognition awards which are held every second year."

Nominations are being sought for local businesses, organisations, sporting clubs or community organisations for their efforts in implementing accessibility friendly projects, programs or infrastructure and for individuals with a disability who deserves recognition for their achievements.

Winners across the range of categories will be awarded with certificates and prizes at the International Day of People with a Disability celebration on Friday, November 29 at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge.

Paralympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Kurt Fearnley said people with disability were entitled to the same respect, independence and choice as others.

"We need to talk honestly about the barriers in society that prevent this and work together to break them down," he said.

Nominations for the International Day of People with a Disability Awards close at 4pm on Monday, November 18.