Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Disability

This Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) demonstrates the Mid Murray Council’s strategic commitment to improving the participation of people with a disability across a range of areas, so that they can enjoy the rights and opportunities provided to all citizens and reach their full potential.

The DAIP provides Council with a systematic approach to identify and address barriers, not just only to ‘inclusion’ but also to ‘accessibility’. Strategies are then created to meet the participation and service needs of people with a disability.  The Plan is a dynamic document which recognises community and cultural diversity and acknowledges the valuable contribution of everyone to the social and economic fabric of our society.

Inclusive SA sets out our priorities and actions for the next four years under the four themes stated in the State Disability Inclusion Plan Vision 2019 – 2023. The South Australian Government’s vision is ‘an accessible and inclusive South Australia based on fairness and respect’.  To achieve this vision, Inclusive SA focuses on the following themes:

  • Inclusive communities for all
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Accessible communities
  • Learning and employment.

All State Authorities including local government are required to develop a DAIP under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA).  This DAIP is structured around the priority areas and actions of Inclusive SA and its development has followed the process identified in the DAIP Guidelines.

Comprehensive community, staff and stakeholder consultation process was undertaken in accordance with general ‘Community Engagement’ processes, the SA Government ‘YourSAy’ and ‘Better Together’ principles and the SA Government Community Engagement Charter.  The outcomes of this consultation, formed the basis for actions and timelines incorporated in this DAIP.

A copy of Council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan can be found here.