Access and Inclusion Plan
Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to building a thriving region of opportunity where our communities enjoy a vibrant lifestyle.
Council is developing a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan that will set out council’s commitment to making council facilities, services and information accessible to everyone.
Council held community consultation throughout May and June to assist in the development of the Plan. The community consultation sought feedback from residents around access and inclusion issues important to them.
Council will develop the Plan throughout 2017, and seek community feedback on a Draft Disability Access & Inclusion Plan later in the year.
For more information about the development of Council’s Disability Access & Inclusion Plan please call (07) 3205 0555 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability Action Week Fund
Council is offering grant funding to support community groups and organisations to deliver events and activities during Disability Action Week, held annually during September. Up to $1,000 is available to eligible organisations.
To view Council’s financial assistance opportunities, previous projects or for more information see Disability Action Week.
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: