Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
We have made a commitment to achieving equitable access and inclusion for everyone through the development of the Barossa, Light and Lower North Regional Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-2023 and The Barossa Council's Disability Access and Inclusion Action Plan 2020-2023. The Action Plan complements the values of our Community Plan that sets out “A commitment to our community, embracing a culture of mutual respect, inclusion, safety and security.”
The Action Plan is guided by the Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Group where membership includes people living with disability, carers of people with disability, disability service providers, and Council representatives. Its main purpose is to provide an integrated approach to achieving equitable access and inclusion for everyone and ensuring facilities and services are universally accessible to all residents and visitors.
The Action Plan aligns with the State Disability Inclusion Plan 2019-2023 as required under the SA Disability Inclusion Act 2018. A revised version of the State Disability Inclusion Plan - Interim Review 2022 was adopted to align with the Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-2031.
We welcome new members at any time to our Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Group. To express your interest, please contact Natalie Mudge, Community Development Officer, by phone 8563 8488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Regional Disability Access & Inclusion Plan
We collaborated with the Town of Gawler, Light Regional Council, and Adelaide Plains Council to develop the Barossa, Light and Lower North Regional Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (Regional DAIP) 2018-2023 which aims to improve access for all to Council services and facilities and to increase the opportunities for people living with disability that live, work, play, volunteer and visit the region. It acknowledges that disability is a natural part of human diversity and that people with disability are to be included in all aspects of life.
Many residents participated in the workshops and/or completed the community survey. Feedback received from the workshops and the survey contributed to the development of the Regional DAIP.
The Regional DAIP was endorsed by Council at the April 2018 meeting.