The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) describes the actions that the Rural City of Murray Bridge will take over the next four years to facilitate equitable access to opportunities and services for people living with disability.
This means considering disability access and inclusion in Council planning and action and putting in place measures to ensure people living with disability can participate in or use Councils services, programs and facilities and that they feel welcome and engaged in community life.
The State Disability Inclusion Plan Inclusive SA was launched in November 2019 and reflects the State Government’s commitment to create an accessible and inclusive South Australia based on fairness and respect. Inclusive SA sets out state priorities and actions for the next four years under the following themes:
1. Inclusive communities for all
2. Leadership and collaboration
3. Accessible communities
4. 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.
The draft DAIP was prepared using information gathered via research and targeted consultation with people with a lived experience of disability, people who care for or support people with disability and Council staff who participated at workshops and/or completed an online survey.
The draft DAIP was open for community consultation from 11 August to the 1 September 2020 and feedback was considered prior to adoption by Council.