Universal Access and Inclusion Plan

City of Greater SheppartonA Universal Access and Inclusion Plan is a document designed to identify and address the barriers that all sectors of the community encounter in their day-to-day life. The Universal Access and Inclusion Plan will outline the ways in which Council intends to improve access and inclusion for residents of and visitors to Greater Shepparton. A survey is open until 12 July, 2021


What is a Universal Access and Inclusion Plan?

A Universal Access and Inclusion Plan is a document designed to identify and address the barriers that all sectors of the community encounter in their day-to-day life. The Universal Access and Inclusion Plan will outline the ways in which Council intends to improve access and inclusion for residents of and visitors to Greater Shepparton.

What do we want to know?

What makes Greater Shepparton inclusive and accessible now?
What isn’t accessible or inclusive in Greater Shepparton at the moment?
What do we need to do over the next four years to make Greater Shepparton more accessible and inclusive to residents and visitors?

How do we get there?

Greater Shepparton City Council has had a Disability Action Plan or similar document since 2004. In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 all Victorian councils have a disability action plan. A disability action plan identifies actions to remove physical barriers for people with a disability and is also designed to increase employment and change community attitudes.

The latest disability plan, the Universal Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021 is coming to the end of its lifespan. The Plan has guided Council’s work in access and inclusion with the express aim of making Greater Shepparton more accessible and inclusive to residents and visitors alike.

Council provides a range of advice, support, guidance and services to ensure the wellbeing of people with a disability to maintain their preferred lifestyle and independence, and have the same opportunities as other members of the community.

Over the life of the Plan there have been many significant achievements including but not limited to:

  • Participation in the Good Access = Good Business Project
  • Construction of three adult Changing Places in Greater Shepparton
  • Development of a mobility map of the Central Business Districts of the four major townships on the municipality

How can you get involved?

In the coming weeks council will be seeking feedback from the community to help us to develop the Universal Access and Inclusion Plan 2021-2025. This is your opportunity to help shape the future direction of access and inclusion in Greater Shepparton the municipality.
Take the survey

Please contribute to our survey. It is open from Monday 14 June to Monday 12 July 2021.
https://shaping.greatershepparton.com.au/uaip/uaip-survey
Attend a community workshop

Our community workshop dates are listed on this page. If attending one of the community workshops, please register by filling in the registration form.
Attend a drop-in session

Drop-in sessions will also be held at the times and venues also listed on this page. You are not required to book in for these sessions. Just visit the venue any time between the times listed.
Book a one-on-one consultation

Council’s Access and Inclusion Officer will also be available for one-on-one consultations. To book an in-person consultation, please call (03) 5832 9700 and ask to speak to the Access and Inclusion Officer.

 

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