Community consultation process
Between August and December 2010, the Metro Access Project Officer, in conjunction with Council’s Community Planning Department, facilitated community consultation forums for service providers, community service organisations, peer support and carer groups, people with disabilities and disability support agencies throughout the municipality.
The aim of these forums was to elicit views and information about disability issues in Boroondara from community members and organisations.
The forums add value and complement an existing Council approach which identifies priority areas and works across a full range of community infrastructure to build capacity and effect change with the community.
Community Building Plan
The Plan outlines the strategies and actions that the MetroAccess Project will undertake over three years that will encourage the City of Boroondara to understand and become inclusive and supportive of disability issues.
The five main priority areas identified from the consultation series are:
- access to the built environment
- the Disability Support System
- information and communication technology (ICT)
- sport, recreation and leisure
The MetroAccess Project and collaborative partners will provide information regarding current Council plans and strategies that support the Community Building Plan and highlight current achievements during this period.