Light Regional Council is updating its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan to align with the State Government’s State Disability Inclusion Plan. Council’s current Disability Access and Inclusion Action Plan was endorsed in April 2018, and predated the SA Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (the Act) which came into effect in July 2018. Aligned with the Act, the State Disability Inclusion Plan (State Plan) was launched on 1 November 2019. Under the Act, State authorities, such as councils, are required to either develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan or review any current Plan and align these with the State Plan.
Council is currently inviting interested persons to provide feedback on the draft Plan. Council is particularly keen to hear from:
- Any person living with disability, or caring for someone with a disability
- Interested community members, or local business operators or workers
- Service providers or organisations with an interest in improving access for all
Light Regional Council has prepared a draft Revised Disability Access and Inclusion Action Plan with the continued aim to improve access and inclusion for all, and to ensure Council’s actions will directly address mandatory priorities within the State Plan.
The draft Plan was released for Public Consultation between Wednesday 16 December 2020 and Wednesday 13 January 2021. A report containing a summary of all submissions received during this period will be presented at the 27 January 2021 Council meeting.
Kapunda resident Peter Swann enjoying the 2017 Australia Day Breakfast at Kapunda Harness Racing Club
Light Regional Council, in collaboration with the Barossa Council, the Town of Gawler and Adelaide Plains Council, developed the Barossa, Light and Lower North Regional Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (BLLN), which was endorsed in April 2018.
The aim of the BLLN is to improve access for all and increase the number of opportunities for people with a disability that live, work, play, volunteer and visit the wider region.
As required under Section 16 of the Act, the BLLN R-DAIP will be revised to align its regional priorities with the State Plan and the revised DAIPs of partner Councils.
For further information or to request the documents as a hard copy please email email@example.com or phone 8525 3200.
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.