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COVID response update 22 November

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Disability Access and Inclusion

Disability, Access, and Inclusion Plan

Under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018, all state and local government authorities are required to create and implement their own Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIPs) reporting on them annually and reviewing them every four years. These individual  DAIPs will sit below the overarching State Plan.

After public consultation, Berri Barmera Council has endorsed our 2020-2024 Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)  Alternative reading formats of this plan will be available soon.

The Plan aims to address current and emerging accessibility issues while setting realistic actions that support our current community and future generations. The strategies and actions are designed to guide the Council’s decision-making and delivery of services and programs and acknowledges that an accessible and inclusive community is required to support the prosperity and health of our residents.

To guide our implementation we will maintain a working document that identifies some of the more specific actions being undertaken. View the current version of this Action Plan here.

Updates

If you would like to receive emails relating to Council News with important notifications and initiatives with regards to access and inclusion, then join Community and Council Connect by clicking on this link.

The link will provide you the opportunity to receive:

  • General Council E-News
  • Club Development information (such as Grants and workshop notifications)
  • Berri and/or Barmera Business News
  • Access and Inclusion Updates

Make sure you click the box next to one or more of the categories that you wish to receive.

If you have any further questions regarding the plan please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Haigh, Manager Community Development on (08) 8582 1922.

Help us identify future actions

You may also wish to provide feedback on specific access and inclusion issues for us to consider as part of our implementation actions.

Our general survey regarding Access and Inclusion in our District is available:

Complete our Community Survey

If you have a specific access and inclusion issue, you can report the item below:

Submit an Access and Inclusion Item (Sorry, come back soon, this form being rebuilt)


National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Riverland NDIS Regional Advisory Group

Mission Australia is the Local Area Coordinator for the NDIS here in the Riverland.

They have established a Riverland Disability Awareness and Action group, to help guide and support the advocacy and improvements across our community.  To assist in this target, they have developed a more in-depth survey to find out what people think about current attitudes and experiences for access and inclusion in our community.

From this feedback, the group can use the information to advocate for all people in the community to increase access and inclusion in the Riverland. Including using the information to provide support and data to councils, businesses, and the community about supporting people with a disability in the community to feel more included and able to access their community.

Access - Access means people can get into and use places easily.

Access can also mean you are able to use a business, service of public convenience with ease. E.g. enter a shop, use the teller machine, use the public toilet, get the items you need off the shelf.

Inclusion - Inclusion means that you feel like you are welcome, you belong and you are important.

Contribute to the Regional Advisory Group Survey

It's estimated that this survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete but you'll be assisting the advisory group to support you in the future.

Complete the Regional Survey here

If you would like any help to fill in this survey or would like to talk to someone about your responses, please call your local team at Mission Australia NDIS Partners in the Community on 1800 931 543 option 6 Berri.