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.
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
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
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.