Disability Action Plan
Council is developing our next Disability Action Plan 2021-2026. Council’s current Disability Action Plan sits within our Health and Wellbeing Plan. The new plan will be a stand-alone document.
A Disability Action Plan, which is legislated under the Victorian Disability Act 2006, is a strategic document outlining clear actions that aims to reduce barriers for people with disability so they can feel more included, connected and valued in Frankston City.
Your feedback and responses will directly influence the priorities and actions in our Disability Action Plan. We will be analysing and deliberating on the community feedback with Frankston’s Disability Access and Inclusion Committee (DAIC) volunteers, to set priorities and make recommendations for the Plan.
Who we would like to hear from
We are seeking feedback and ideas around local barriers to access and inclusion from people who will be directly impacted by the Disability Action Plan:
- People with disabilities
- Carers, family and friends of people with disabilities
- Professionals who work with people with disabilities, who live, work, play, visit, study, invest in or pass through Frankston.
What we want to hear about
We want your help to identify and develop actions to address local barriers to accessing:
- Places like buildings, parks and the beaches
- Education and Employment
- Activities and events
- Support services
How to get involved
The community needs consultation for the Disability Action Plan is open until 23 May 2021.
You can have you input by giving feedback and sharing your experiences in regards to access and inclusion in any of the following ways:
Hard copies will be available at Frankston Customer Service Centres and Frankston City Libraries or mailed out with replied paid enveloped on request.
Email your comments and ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org (video, audio and image files accepted).
Request a phone or video call back from Karen our Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager by phoning 1300 322 322 or emailing email@example.com and sharing your name, best contact details and communication requirements.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment you can contact the Council using the National Relay Service (NRS). Most NRS call options are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. To find the NRS call option that best suits you visit: www.communications.gov.au/accesshub/nrs
For assistance using the NRS, contact the NRS Helpdesk. Contact details for the helpdesk are available at: www.communications.gov.au/helpdesk
In all of the 3 options above, you will also be given the option to leave your name and contact details if you would like to be kept updated about further opportunities to provide input and feedback on the Disability Action Plan.
What happens next?
We will be analysing and deliberating on the community needs feedback with Frankston’s Disability Access and Inclusion Committee (DAIC) volunteers, to set priorities and make recommendations for the Plan.
A draft Disability Action Plan is due to be on public exhibition in August/September 2021 for further community feedback, before seeking council endorsement of the final plan in October 2021.
All community members who have provided their contact requesting updates on the Disability Action Plan will be directly sent a copy of the draft plan seeking their feedback and also a copy of the final plan once approved.