The Shire of Murray is committed to ensuring that the community is accessible to and inclusive of people with disability, their families and carers.
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.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)
The Shire of Murray has a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) as required by law. This plan is progressively implemented though the work of the Recreation and Community Development Team and the Disability Access and Inclusion Committee consisting of one elected member, Shire staff, Disability Services Commission representative, disability service providers and community representatives.
The Shire of Murrays Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2013 – 2017 (DAIP) was finalized and endorsed by the Disability Services Commission in December 2013. The Shires DAIP 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 DAIP 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 organized 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 2013-2017
The Shire of Murray’s latest Disability Access and Inclusion Plan can be found in the downloads panel on the right.