Minister calls for input on Draft Victorian state disability plan 2013-2016
12 June 2012
|Community Services Minister Mary Woolridge this week announced the community consultation phase of a new government plan to help support people with a disability. Releasing the Draft Victorian state disability plan 2013-2016 the state government hopes the community will offer insights into the disability sector.
Ms Wooldridge said the focus of the Victorian State Disability Plan 2013-2016 would be to ensure people with a disability could participate in the community. The plan will also outline how the state will prepare for a national disability insurance scheme.
The draft plan has four key policy areas, to develop strong foundations for learning, jobs and health; to protect the rights of disabled people and promote their participation in the community; to improve access to neighbourhoods, public spaces and transport; and for a successful transition into the NDIS.
“This is an exciting opportunity to improve the way we support people with a disability and to make sure Victoria continues to lead and drive the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme,” Ms Wooldridge said.
“I invite input from across the Victorian community.”
Ms Wooldridge said consultation into the draft plan was open until July 11, 2012. The final report will be released by the end of the year.
There are several ways to provide comment and feedback: In person at a public consultation, directly online, or contact Arts Access Victoria.
Arts Access Victoria will be making a submission to the state government. If you would like to comment via Arts Access Victoria’s submission contact Wendy O’Neill on (03) 8640 6012 or email@example.com.
A summary document is available in alternative formats including audio, community languages and easy English.
A hard copy of the full draft, summary, other language, easy English or Braille version is available on request. If you need an interpreter to help you make the call, please phone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National on 131 450.
Contact the Office for Disability 1300 880 043 or TTY 9639 2417 firstname.lastname@example.org.