The draft disability action plan 2022-2026 is now open to public consultation
Brimbank’s draft Disability Action Plan 2022-2026 is open for public consultation to help guide the Council’s priorities in supporting people with disabilities to live connected and inclusive lives.
The objective of the action plan is to reduce barriers for people with disabilities in accessing goods, services and facilities, and to bring about changes in attitudes and practices, where necessary.
Priority areas include:
- improve communication and access to information
- develop employment, education and volunteering opportunities
- advocate for better access to health and well-being services and assistance
- improving accessibility to the built environment.
The draft plan was developed after conversations with people with disabilities, carers, disability support organisations, government departments and Council staff.
Public consultation on the draft plan is open until 23 August 2022 at https://yoursay.brimbank.vic.gov.au/DAP
Feedback received from the consultation will help shape the final draft plan that will be presented at a future Council meeting to be considered for adoption.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen said:
“Local government plays an important role in making things fairer for people with disabilities by changing attitudes and practices that may create barriers to inclusion and participation.
People with disabilities generally have lower levels of health and wellbeing and this has only worsened the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council wants to make tangible and meaningful changes with a solid action plan and we are seeking public input.