Our new Plan

Together with the Banyule Disability and Inclusion Advisory Committee, Council has been developing the DRAFT Disability Plan 2017-2021.

The plan details the goals and strategies designed to enhance outcomes for individuals with additional needs and is guided by the Inclusion, Access and Equity Framework 2017-2021.

Throughout Nov/Dec we completed the final phase of community consultation on the DRAFT Plan. Thank you to everyone who contributed, all feedback received will now be considered and the DRAFT Plan will be presented to Council for endorsement in Jan/Feb 2018.

Why create a Plan?

For many years various kinds of barriers, such as negative attitudes and inaccessible buildings, prevented people with disabilities from being able to actively participate in the community. Council recognises that these barriers must be addressed, the Disability Plan spells out the way in which Council identifies these barriers, take steps to reduce or eliminate them, and fosters environments where people with disabilities can take part in the community.

Developing the Plan

The Plan has been developed through consultation with; people with disabilities, local disability organisations, the Banyule Disability and Inclusion Advisory Committee, families and carers of people with disabilities, Council staff and the general public.

We also reviewed other policies and plans that relate to people with a disability and looked at how the introduction of the NDIS in Banyule might provide opportunities for increased community access and inclusion for people with a disability.

Achievements

We have worked closely with many partners to successfully implement the Disability Plan 2014-2017 and enhance outcomes within our local community.

Take a look at the below Achievements Reports for examples of some of the work undertaken.