Brimbank,
29
July
2016
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01:41
Australia/Melbourne

Have your say - Draft Disability Action Plan 2017-2020

Summary

The Draft Disability Action Plan 2017-2020 is an important document that aims to address matters relating to regulation; facilitation; advocacy, partnership and service delivery as it affects people with a disability.

Brimbank City Council aims to support people with a disability to fully participate in community life as outlined in the Draft Disability Action Plan 2017-2020 which is open for consultation from Monday 25 July to Friday 19 August.

Chair of Brimbank Administrators, Mr John Watson said Council endorsed the Plan for consultation and encouraged feedback to achieve an updated Disability Action Plan that addressed priority issues in Brimbank.

“People with disability often face physical and attitudinal barriers that prevent them from participating fully in community life,” Mr Watson said.

“The Draft Disability Action Plan 2017-2020 identifies four core action areas where attention can be focussed to improve the outcomes for those with disability who live, work and socialise in Brimbank”.

The draft Plan, developed following research and consultation with community members and groups such as the Brimbank Disability Network, identifies the four core areas for action:

  1. Fostering respect and celebrating diversity
  2. Gaining and maintaining employment
  3. Creating accessible places and spaces
  4. Promoting participation and representation.

“Council aims to increase education and awareness about the rights and the need to be more inclusive as part of the Plan,” Mr Watson said.

“Council will also offer support to increase skills, training and employment opportunities for those with a disability.”

The Draft Disability Action Plan 2017-2020 is an important document that aims to address matters relating to regulation; facilitation; advocacy, partnership and service delivery as it affects people with disability.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006are among the laws and conventions that underpin the development of the draft Plan.

For further information on how to provide feedback on the Draft Disability Action Plan 2017-2020, go to our Have Your Say page or visit Council’s Customer Support Centres, Libraries or Neighbourhood Houses.