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Cardinia Shire Council adopts new Access and Inclusion Disability Strategy and Action Plan

Published: 14 December 2021

Cardinia Shire Council adopted its new Disability Action Plan at last night’s council meeting.

The new Disability Action Plan sets out what Council will do to make our workplace, services, programs and community more accessible to people with disability. 

The Disability Action Plan is based on four key principles in the Victorian Disability Act 2006: 

  • reducing barriers to people with a disability in accessing goods, services, and facilities 
  • reducing barriers to people with a disability in obtaining and maintaining employment 
  • promoting inclusion and participation of people with a disability in the community 
  • achieving tangible changes in attitudes and practices which discriminate against people with a disability 

The new plan has been developed based on extensive feedback from the community as well as disability sector service providers, advocates and organisations gathered through online surveys, a series of online workshops and in person pop-up events held across the shire. 

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Jeff Springfield said the new Disability Action Plan was a strong and considered action plan. 

“I am pleased this plan was adopted at last night’s council meeting,” Cr Springfield said.  

“This new plan will enable us to continue to support our people with disability creating an accessible and inclusive community in Cardinia Shire.” 

For more information about Cardinia Shire Council’s Access and Inclusion Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2021 to 2026, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/accessandinclusion 

Accessible formats of the Disability Action Plan including hard copies and an easy to read version are available by contacting the Customer Service team on 1300 787 624 or email accessandinclusion@cardinia.vic.gov.au  

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