DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ELLISTON is developing a DISABILITY ACCESS and INCLUSION PLAN

The District Council of Elliston is developing a new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and is calling for all community members to have their say.

Having a strong DAIP can provide many benefits including increased opportunities for social inclusion, improved physical access to facilities and buildings, enhanced community and individual wellbeing and a greater recognition of our diverse residents and visitors.

Council specifically encourages those who are impacted daily by barriers associated with disability access (includes people with disabilities, their families, carers, or those leading service organisations) – to become involved in providing input to this plan.

Community Survey

Consultation will open, Monday 29 June 2020, and conclude on Monday 20 July 2020.

Access the survey as follows:

Survey monkey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DAIPSurveyDCE

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Download a copy from the Council website: www.elliston.sa.gov.au

Request a copy by email: dce@elliston.sa.gov.au or ring 08 8687 9177.

Hard copies available from Council Administration Office: 21 Beach Terrace, ELLISTON

Hard copy surveys can be returned to the Council Administration Office
or Post: PO Box 46 ELLISTON SA  5670
Surveys are to be received by 5pm Monday 20 July 2020.

The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The DAIP will be developed with the support of the community, and will include outcomes to support people with physical, mental and intellectual disabilities. The DAIP will assist Council to develop strategies around education, policy, research, programming and infrastructure over the coming years to assist removing barriers for people with a disability - and their carers - and ensure everyone can have access to the same activities and services as everyone else.

Council is committed to ensuring people with a disability are included in all aspects of local life.

Proposed outcomes and goal areas for Council include:

  • people with disabilities will have equitable access to buildings, facilities, services and events;
  • people with disabilities will have equitable access to information and communication opportunities;
  • eliminate discrimination against people with disability;
  • ensure the legal equality of people with disability;
  • promote the recognition and acceptance within the community that people with disability have the same rights as the rest of the community;
  • ensure Council’s employment practices will be inclusive.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Lucy Patton lpatton@elliston.sa.gov.au or Jill Leonard jleonard@elliston.sa.gov.au or call the Council office on 8687 9177.