Council works with communities to develop ways of including people with a disability in local community life.
Our access and inclusion 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. The aspirations and opportunities that exist within each local community are the driving force of the programs.
In Moorabool, 1 in 5 people live with a disability. That is 1300 people living in our community. Not all disabilities are visible, and not all are permanent. Council is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive community where people of all ages and abilities are not isolated or excluded from being able to reach their full potential. Council aims to respond and provide for infrastructure, services and facilities for people with disabilities or mobility issues in a co-ordinated and planned way. Council has an Age Well, Live Well and Access and Inclusion Plan which identifies the commitment to ensuring an environment that is accessible and inclusive.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to people under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability to live an ordinary life. Further information can be found on the NDIS website.
- Trail rider for hire
- Moorabool Accessible Eating Guide and Mobility Map
- Snakes & Ladders Inclusion training game (large fabric floor game 6m x 6m)
- Building Inclusive Communities transition plan
The Recharge Scheme allows people who use scooters or electric wheelchairs to get out and about in their local community without the fear of being stranded by a flat battery.