MetroAccess is a key part of the Victorian Government and Council's vision of building better communities;
- where all people feel safe and welcome to participate as valued citizen
- means making communities more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Want to know more? Visit the Department of Human Services Disability Services website.
How does MetroAccess work in Boroondara?
The aim of our MetroAccess Officer is to build long-term, sustainable change in our local communities to achieve the overall vision. Each community is different, as is each person with a disability; so each local community will focus on different needs to achieve the overall objectives of MetroAccess, which are to:
- mobilise and support people with disabilities to optimise participation in the life of their community
- build and strengthen the community’s capacity to provide support to people with disabilities and their families
- facilitate integrated local community planning and coordination which engages and involves people with disabilities and their families, disability service providers and community organisations
- work with existing disability support providers to enhance their capacity to provide relevant and appropriate supports in the community
- improve access to information about relevant services and community activities available to people with disabilities in their communities.
Do you need some help?
Our MetroAccess Project Officer, one of 31 MetroAccess Officers in metropolitan Melbourne councils, is at Council to help you!
The officer provides responses and solutions to key issues experienced by people with disabilities in local communities. There are plans and strategies in place across the full range of community infrastructure including education and training, transport, health, accommodation and housing, physical access planning, and sport, recreation and arts.
So, If you have a disability and a need for information or action in one of the following areas, our Council’s MetroAccess Project Officer can assist:
- access to built environment
- arts, culture and festivals
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
- children and youth
- community awareness
- disability support system
- education and training
- information communication technology
- leadership and civic participation