Disability Action Plan 2021 - 2025

The Disability Action Plan 2021-2025 outlines how we will work over the next four years to:

  • Improve access and inclusion for people with disability; and
  • Recognise and support the role of carers.

1 in 6 people in Australia (18% of the Australian population) live with disability.  The likelihood of living with disability increases with age*. This 18% equates to approximately 25,801 of Frankston City’s estimated population in 2020 which was 143,338.

Meanwhile, according the 2016 ABS Census 12,486 people in Frankston City (11.4%) were helping to provide this assistance as unpaid carers.

This Plan was developed to meet Council’s ethical and legal responsibilities under international, national and state laws, policies and plans.  The Plan also aligns with the Frankston City Council’s 2040 Vision, Council Plan 2021-2025 and Council’s Community Strength policy domains.

Download the plan PDF version - Disability Action Plan 2021 - 2025(PDF, 2MB)

Download the plan Word version - Disability Action Plan 2021 - 2025(DOCX, 136KB)

Our priorities and objectives

Priority 1: Increase active participation in the community

1.1 Improve access to public open spaces, play spaces and infrastructure

1.2 Promote accessible and inclusive sport and active recreation opportunities

Priority 2: Increase social inclusion, engagement and mental wellbeing

2.1 Improve access to information

2.2 Promote civic participation and leadership

2.3 Promote access and inclusion in community activities and events

2.4 Promote support services available to people with disability and carers

Priority 3: Support respectful relationships

3.1 Promote the prevention of violence against people with disability.

3.2 Reduce stigma of disability in the community

Priority 4: Reduce barriers to education and employment

4.1 Promote education, volunteering and employment opportunities for people with disability

4.2 Improve access for people with disability to public transport


*Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2018 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), the most comprehensive source of disability prevalence in Australia.