The Maroondah Disability Action Group aims to provide a community led voice for people with disabilities and will advocate for greater inclusion and accessibility to all levels of government.
The recent formation of the group has been covered by the Maroondah Leader, where group spokesperson Margaret Stevens stated that one of the immediate priorities is to comment on Maroondah’s Disability Policy and Action Plan.
Cr Alex Makin said the group’s formation showed how important accessibility was in Maroondah. He said he looked forward to working with members to improve bus routes and Ringwood railway station.
The Maroondah Disability Policy and Action Plan is currently in draft status and was released for public exhibition at Monday’s council meeting. This provides an opportunity for community feedback to ensure that the document achieves its vision of an inclusion municipality.
Maroondah has one of the highest proportions of people with disabilities within the state of Victoria and it is therefore important that council is at the forefront of creating an accessible and inclusive municipality. The Maroondah Disability Action Group as a community based advocacy group will help ensure that council remains accountable to people with disabilities.
The Maroondah Draft Disability Policy and Action Plan is available from the Maroondah Council website. Comments are required by Tuesday the 16th of September.