Our final Plan was adopted in September 2023.

Download the engagement report to see how we responded to your feedback or fill in our survey to tell us what you thought about our process.

Creating a thriving, healthy, safe and inclusive community

The Draft Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2023 - 2025 builds on the progress of the previous Accessibility Action Plan 2019 – 2022, whilst closely aligning to the current national and state policies to positively impact disability access and inclusion.

The Draft Plan is centred around outcomes. These are our end goals, the change we will work towards with the Plan. The outcomes framework will help to determine where we are having an impact in progressing accessibility and inclusion for people living with disability in Wyndham.

A primary objective of this Plan is to build confidence by facilitating equitable engagement and participation for people with disability in our community. The goal is to provide the same level of access that people without disability enjoy and to ensure people are not discriminated against based on their disability.

Draft Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2023-2025 FAQs

The vision for our Draft Accessibility Action Plan 2019-2022 was developed through community consultation. The vision has been tested through the community forums to affirm its currency and relevance, which has been strongly supported from community feedback. The priority areas have been strongly supported through the community forums and other stakeholder workshops earlier this year.

The priorities of great interest during the consultation period were:

  • A focus on mental health, raised by most cohorts, following the impacts of the health crisis in Wyndham
  • Accessible and affordable housing which aligns with Council’s Affordable Housing Strategy
  • Intersectionality
  • Hidden disabilities
  • Disability Pride and Recognition within the community which aligns to the State Plan

Unsurprisingly, following the damning findings of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, preventing abuse and neglect, and preventing family and sexual violence have attracted strong support from community as an important priority.

Council is required under the Disability Act 2006 (s 38) to have a Disability Action Plan.

Accessibility and Inclusion Plan Plan Priorities and Outcomes



Community attitudes

People with disability feel included and enjoy greater social connection

Accessible services

People with disability can readily access the services they need

Accessible information

People with a disability have access to information that meets the user needs


Children with a disability are provided with the supports required to begin school

People with a disability have access to formal and informal learning opportunities regardless of their ability

Employment and economic participation

People with disability can get and maintain jobs that meet their needs and improve their lives



People with disability enjoy greater wellbeing including access to healthy food options

Mental health

People with disability report improved mental wellbeing

Accessible housing

People with disability can access affordable housing built to universal design standards

Accessible built and natural environments

People with disability can navigate urban and natural environments regardless of their age, ability, gender, identity, culture, language, or any other social characteristic


Emergency preparedness

People with disability can access emergency communications (e.g. during fire, flood, etc.)

Preventing abuse and neglect

People with disability are protected against abuse and neglect

Preventing family and sexual violence

People with disability are safe from family and sexual violence


Voice and leadership

People with disability can exercise their civic rights and responsibilities regardless of their intersectionality (e.g. First Nations, multicultural and LGBTIQ+)

Pride and recognition

People with disability are recognised and celebrated regardless of their age, ability, gender, identity, culture, language, or any other social characteristic

How to get involved

Your important feedback will be used to help finalise the Plan before it is reported back to Council later this year. Read the Draft Plan here before your share your feedback via the below survey. We're also inviting community members with lived experiences of disability to attend an engagement workshop to share their feedback in person.

Workshop details:

  • Session 1: Wednesday 12 July, 6-7:30PM, Wyndham Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee
  • Session 1: Tuesday 18 July, 10-11:30AM, Online Session
We aim to make our consultations accessible for everyone. If you have any specific accessibility requirements to participate in this consultation, please contact us via edna.dasilva@wyndham.vic.gov.au
Provide your feedback before 11:59PM Friday 28 July.
  • Survey

    This survey closed on Friday 28 July.