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This stage of the consultation is closed.

Thank you for telling us your ideas on how to make Yarra a more inclusive and accessible place for all. We're reviewing your feedback which will help us draft our new Access and Inclusion Strategy.

Council plays a key role in supporting people with disability to live full and active lives.

The Access and Inclusion Strategy and relevant Action Plans guide this work.

The vision within the Strategy is for an inclusive and accessible Yarra led by a strategic approach to supporting people with disability. This comes through:

Tell us what you think.

The most recent Access and Inclusion Strategy 2018-24 is expiring next year and must be renewed for another six years to match the community's needs.

We want to understand community expectations of Council within the accessibility space to inform the development of the new Access and Inclusion Strategy 2024-30 and Action Plan 2024/26. We are seeking ideas from the community to make Yarra a more inclusive and accessible place for all.

Tell us your ideas to make Yarra a more inclusive and accessible place for all our residents before the consultation closes at 9am Monday 11 December 2023.

Key outcomes of the Access and Inclusion Strategy 2018-2024 include:

  • Building accessible infrastructure

    We've constructed improvements such as the Richmond Town Hall entrance, level pedestrian crossings and several accessible tram stops.

    We've also improved the southern ramp and other access points at the Djerring Centre with the support of the Universal Design Grants program from the Department Families Fairness and Housing.

  • Supporting the Disability Advisory Committee

    We've continued to support and resource the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) who have played a key advisory role to Council on some of the following items:

    • strategy reviews
    • program and policy reviews
    • capital works and operational improvements
    • advocacy needs
  • Improving transport

    We supported the design and planning of the accessible tram stop upgrades conducted by the Victorian Government through route 86 on Smith Street and Gertrude Street.

    We also supported the adoption on Yarra’s ten-year Transport Strategy with several considerations geared explicitly towards people with disability including road safety, public transport accessibility and the New Deal for Cycling.

  • Marking parking more accessible

    We've conducted a parking audit of 197 accessible parking spots across Yarra.

  • Creating inclusive events

    We supported and funded Groove Tunes, an all-accessible music event that took place at The Corner Hotel in Richmond that was attended by over 100 people.

  • Celebrating our community with a disability

    We ran an event at Edinburgh Gardens to celebrate International Day of People with Disability 2023 and engage younger members of the community.

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