Murray Access and Inclusion Group
The Shire of Murray is committed to ensuring that the community is accessible to and inclusive of people with disability, their families and carers. This is achieved through consultation with the Murray Access and Inclusion Group, a group of community members, an elected member, Shire of Murray staff, represention from the Disability Services Commission and other local organisations that meet quarterly and discuss issues relating to Access and Inclusion within the Shire. If you would like to contact the Murray Access and Inclusion Group please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shire interprets an accessible and inclusive community as one in which all Council functions, facilities and services (both in-house and contracted) are open, welcoming, available and accessible to people with disability, providing them with the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities as other people in the community.
Access and Inclusion Plan (AIP)
The Shire of Murray has an Access and Inclusion Plan (AIP) as required by law. The Shire of Murray’s Access and Inclusion Plan 2018 – 2022 (DAIP) was finalised and endorsed by the Disability Services Commission in December, 2017. The Shires AIP was amended in 2015 following a review of the Disability Services Act (1993), which required all public authorities to include an additional outcome, known as Outcome 7. Following the amendment, the AIP now focuses on seven key outcomes for people with disability and their carers.
Under the plan, people with disability have:
- The same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, a public authority
- The same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and facilities of a public authority
- Receive information from a public authority in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it
- Receive the same quality and level of service from the staff of a public authority as other people receive from the staff of that public authority
- The same opportunities as other people to make complaints to a public authority
- The same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by a public authority
- The same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority
Shire of Murray Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-2022
The Shire of Murray’s latest Access and Inclusion Plan can be found in the downloads panel below.