Council plans for more access, inclusion

Feedback wanted: Community consultation is now open for the Draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DIAP). Pictured are Sailability participants. Photo: Supplied.
Feedback wanted: Community consultation is now open for the Draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DIAP). Pictured are Sailability participants. Photo: Supplied.

Feedback is being sought on the draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) which shapes the way the Rural City of Murray Bridge will facilitate equitable access to opportunities and services for people living with disability.

RCMB manager of community services Reginald Budarick said the council were asking for feedback on the draft plan considering disability access and inclusion in planning and action, and in council's services, programs and facilities.

"Our aim is that people living with a disability feel welcome and engaged in community life," he said.

According to council, the draft DAIP was prepared using information gathered from research, targeted consultation with people with a lived experience of disability, people who care for or support people with disability and key council staff.

All state authorities, including local government, are required to develop a DAIP under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA).

- Details: Feedback can be submitted online at https://letstalk.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.

Written submissions can be sent to council@murraybridge.sa.gov.au or Chief Executive Officer, Rural City of Murray Bridge, PO Box 421 Murray Bridge SA, 5253.

Consultation closes 5pm on September 1, 2020.