Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020 - 2024
Local Government plays an important role in creating an environment which is inclusive of all people, through its planning role and also through its involvement in community activities and provision of a range of services.
Access for people with a disability is a legislative requirement under the SA Disability Inclusion Act 2018. The Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person with a disability. The SA Disability Inclusion Act 2018 encourages everyone to be involved in implementing the Act and to share in the overall benefits to the community and the economy that flow from participation by the whole community. Part Five Section 16 of the SA Disability Inclusion Act 2018 outlines the requirement for all State authorities, including Councils, to have a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).
This plan is adopted to identify and address barriers to inclusion and aim to identify and action improvements that will achieve accessible and inclusive communities, agencies and practices for people living with disability.
This Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) represents the District Council of Mount Remarkable's commitment and contribution towards progressing the objectives of the Act. The Council is committed to creating and supporting an environment that is free of discrimination and pro-active about facilitating access and inclusion.
The Australian Government has a dedicated helpline – the Disability Information Helpline – to provide accessible information, counselling and outreach services for people with disability who are concerned about or affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
People can contact the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST) and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm (AEST). It’s not available on national public holidays. For more information, please visit their website.