Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Port Lincoln adopts first disability inclusion plan

Port Lincoln Council has formally adopted its first Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).

It says the plan includes strategies and actions to support people with disability under the following themes established by inclusion SA:

  • Inclusive Communities for All;
  • Leadership and Collaboration;
  • Accessible Communities;
  • Learning and Employment.

The Plan was developed in consultation with the community that resulted in a total of 135 responses received by Council.

Council says the responses demonstrated strong support for the principles and proposals included in the DAIP and provided practical suggestions for supporting the actions identified within the DAIP Implementation Plan.

“The City of Port Lincoln is proud to adopt its first Disability Access and Inclusion Plan,” Mayor Brad Flaherty said.

“This Plan provides us with a solid framework to identify barriers to access and inclusion experienced by people living with disability in our community and will assist in developing strategies to ensure our community is inclusive and accessible to all.

“On behalf of Council, I sincerely thank the community for their valuable contributions towards the Plan and we look forward to continuing to work together to support and improve participation for people with disability in our community.”

The DAIP is available on the Council’s website at www.portlincoln.sa.gov.au/plansandstrategies and any enquiries regarding the Plan can be directed to Council’s Acting Manager Community, Culture & Recreation, Helena Jones via email helena.jones@plcc.sa.gov.au

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