Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-2019
Council has unveiled its vision to improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of council infrastructure and services across the region, with the adoption of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-2022 at the June 19 council meeting.
The development of this plan would not have been possible without the valuable feedback provided by more than 200 people, including people with disabilities and carers, who took part in our community consultation activities.
Based on the feedback received, the plan outlines what actions council needs to consider to improve accessibility and inclusiveness under five priority areas: pedestrian mobility, parking and transport, buildings and facilities, parks and open spaces, event and programs; and council services.
View the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-2022 via:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for implementing the NDIS which is a new way of providing support for people with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is being rolled out across Australia and is expected to be implemented in the Moreton Bay Region on 1 January, 2019.
How does the NDIS work?
The NDIS provides funding to people with a disability who are under the age of 65. Eligible people are referred to as participants by the Scheme. Participants are enabled to choose the providers they engage with to best support their needs. The aim of participants selecting the provider is to increase independence, inclusion and social and economic participation.
Providers are individuals or organisations that deliver a support or a product to a participant in the NDIS.
Where can I get more information?
For more general information, registering as a provider, or assessing if you are an eligible participant in the Moreton Bay Region, please phone 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website
To search and view available disability support service providers, see the online community directory.
Community Network Meetings
Council facilitates and supports a number of key community networking opportunities attended by government agencies and community service providers. These meeting are designed to assist in sharing information between Council, community service providers and government agencies, and are generally held every two months. See Community Network Meetings if you are interested in attending. Alternatively please call the Community and Cultural Programs team for more information on (07) 3205 0555.
Community Links is Council’s primary community newsletter, offering information relating to funding and employment opportunities, professional development training, new initiatives and events for communities and community service organisations. See eNewsletter - Community Links to submit a piece of information for publication or to subscribe to Community Links.
If you require further information, please contact our Community and Cultural Programs team: