Our Community Building Program (Metro Access Program) is funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS) in conjunction with the Rural and Deaf Access Projects, as part of the Victorian State Disability Plan 2013-16. 

The Metro Access Project is a key initiative of the Victorian State Disability Plan 2013-16, that aims to increase levels of community participation and access for people with disabilities.

The program brings together the strengths, resources and creativity of individuals, communities and government to work in partnership to build long-term, sustainable change in local communities.

Community Building Direction Report

The 2014-16 Community Building Direction Report was developed to highlight and identify strategic outcomes to empower the local community to become more inclusive of people with disabilities.

From a series of engagement activities within our community over 400 people had input into the updated plan, the following priorities areas where identified:

  1. Access to the built environment
  2. Information and communication technologies (ICT)
  3. The disability support system
  4. Employment
  5. Transport

View or download the current Community Building Plan.

Some of the areas important to creating an inclusive community include:

  • access to the built environment
  • transport
  • health
  • employment
  • sport, recreation and leisure
  • culturally and linguistically diverse
  • education and training
  • advocacy
  • tourism
  • family and carers
  • communication technology.

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