Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024
Access for all is a common theme throughout the City of Victor Harbor’s Community Plan 2030.
The City of Victor Harbor recognises the importance of an inclusive community, a community that not only accepts but embraces diversity.
Council endorsed the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024 at its October Council Meeting held on Monday, 26 October 2020.
The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024 has been developed based on feedback from community and with advice from the Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee. This plan will support the City of Victor Harbor to understand and take into consideration the needs of people living with a disability.
The City of Victor Harbor, where possible, will incorporate universal design and social inclusion principles for its residents and visitors to our beautiful city. Access and equity forms part of all of our decision making and planning processes. The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2024 will set the Council’s commitment to doing what it can to ensure access and equity for all and ensuring that Victor Harbor is a welcoming place.
One of the responsibilities of local government is to ensure that all members of our community have the right to be included, participate, have access to services and products and are able to be included in decision making. This is regardless of ability. The purpose of this plan is to provide an integrated, whole of Council approach to strengthen inclusion and access for all.
The plan provides a guide to how we will act to support and promote access and inclusion for members of our community and for those visiting our beautiful city.
The City of Victor Harbor Disability Access and Inclusion Plan is structured around the themes and priority areas of the Inclusive SA: State Disability Inclusion Plan 2019–2023.
These themes include:
- Inclusive communities for all
- Leadership and collaboration
- Accessible communities
- Learning and employment
The themes, along with related priority areas and actions, are outlined within the plan.
Alongside this document will be an annual Action Plan that documents timeframes, responsibilities and evaluation progress. Progress towards achievement of these actions will be reported to Council annually.