Kangaroo Island Disability Access & Inclusion Plan 2021-2024
The Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (SA) (the Act) provides a legal framework to support equal access and inclusion for people living with disability in community activities and services including recreation, education, health and public transport. The Act is aligned with the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and with the Australian National Disability Strategy 2010-2020. It also required the creation of the South Australian Disability Inclusion Plan (the Plan) and the first South Australian Plan came into effect on 30 October 2019.
Kangaroo Island Council recognises that local government plays an important role in enabling equitable access and as such our Disability and Inclusion Plan has been prepared to comply with the Act and is also recognised in Council’s Strategic Plan 2020-2024 which identifies access and inclusion as fundamental to enriching community culture, health and well-being.
Additionally, Council will proactively consider the risks that relate to priority groups living with a disability, including women, children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Council’s role in delivering improved outcomes for people with a disability ranges from ‘monitor’ to ‘intervention’ and may vary within action areas of the plan.