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Cardinia Shire Council launches new Access and Inclusion Disability Strategy and Action Plan with an event at Cardinia Life

Published: 27 May 2022

Cardinia Shire Council has officially launched its new Access and Inclusion Disability Strategy and Action Plan.

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.

Cardinia Shire Deputy Mayor and member on the Access and Inclusion Committee Councillor Tammy Radford officially launched the new plan at an event at Cardinia Life yesterday.

The launch event featured a wheelchair AFL game between Hawthorn and Richmond which saw the Hawks win by one point.

Cr Radford said she was excited to launch the new Disability Action Plan.

“I am pleased this plan was adopted at our December council meeting and we have been able to formally launch it for our community,” she said.

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

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 was 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.

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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