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Have your say on the Disability Action Plan and Policy

Have your say on the Disability Action Plan and Policy

01 August 2016

The City of Greater Dandenong is committed to working with local residents, businesses and service providers to build and strengthen our community and ensure people of all abilities are welcome and feel included.

The Disability Action Plan 2016-23 and Disability Policy will guide Council’s actions over the next eight years to ensure all members of our community are involved, active and engaged. They supports the direction of the Imagine 2030 Community Plan, Council Plan 2013-17 and Community Wellbeing Plan 2013-17.

The information and action plan contained within the draft plan and policy have been drawn from an extensive consultation process with the Greater Dandenong community.

Download the draft Disability Action Plan 2016-23 (Word - 927KB)

Download the Disability Policy (Word - 178KB)

These documents can also be viewed Council's Customer Service Centres and libraries.

Please contact Council's Quality and Access team if you require these documents in an alternative format.

About the Disability Action Plan 2016-23 and Disability Policy


The City of Greater Dandenong will be a place where people living with a disability and their parents, families and carers are able to participate and be included.


  • Everyone is important
  • Everyone can learn
  • Everyone needs support
  • Everyone can participate
  • Everyone can communicate
  • Everyone can contribute and be heard
  • Our differences make us strong 
  • Everyone is respected and included

Key themes

The Disability Action Plan 2016-23 and Disability Policy have been developed in the context of the Council Plan 2013-17 and the key themes of People, Place and Opportunity.

The draft Disability Action Plan 2016-23 aims to improve the lives of people with a disability through focusing on what enables people to participate in and belong to our community by prioritising:

  • health and wellbeing
  • community participation
  • physical and natural environment
  • education, training and employment.


By implementing the Disability Action Plan 2016-23 Council aims to:

  • support the health and wellbeing of people with a disability in our community through improved access to health services and health information, and responding to the needs and increasing the capacity of the community to advocate for change 
  • support education, training and employment opportunities for people with a disability through Council programs, business education and networking
  • support a well maintained and accessible physical and natural environment
  • support increased community participation for people with a disability.

Have your say

You are invited to on the draft Disability Action Plan 2016-23 and Disability Policy.

You can provide feedback until 5pm, Thursday 1 September 2016.

How to have your say

Information sessions

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2016
Time: 6pm-7pm
Venue: Community Meeting Rooms 2NW & 2NE, Dandenong Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

Date: Tuesday 30 August 2016
Time: 1pm-2pm
Venue: Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Springvale Customer Service Centre, 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale

RSVP for any information session on 8571 5214. Interpreters will be provided upon request. Please request an interpreter when you RSVP, as well as any other special needs.

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