The Port Augusta City Council Access and Inclusion Action Plan, has been developed with Council’s Strategic Plan in mind, ensuring that Council provides fair and equitable access to services and facilities by people with a disability and their carers.
The Plan has been developed in consultation with the community, including people with disabilities, service providers, Council officers and volunteers. From the information gathered, an action plan was created which demonstrates Council’s commitment to eliminating discrimination.
This Access and Inclusion Action Plan acknowledges that people with a disability have the same fundamental human rights as all other citizens, and has been developed to comply with the Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA).
Statistics indicate that almost 1 in 5 people have some type of disability. This is not difficult to understand, considering our ageing population. Most people aged 70 and over have some form of disability. With our ageing population it is essential that we continue to plan for the future resources and services that can be provided by Council to our community.