Community Access and Inclusion Policy

Adopted by Council on 22 August 2011

Policy Goals

Latrobe City has a strong commitment to building an inclusive community.  A harmonious community that recognises difference, engages and communicates with its citizens, and nurtures its neighbourhoods.

The Latrobe City Disability Action Plan outlines a strategic approach to ensure that people with a disability have equitable access to infrastructure and services provided by Latrobe City in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

The Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Action Plan aims to ensure Latrobe City services, information and facilities are inclusive of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, in accordance with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic), Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic), Multicultural Victoria Act 2004 (Cth) and The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic).

Policy Implementation

The Community Access and Inclusion Policy will be implemented by actions contained within the Latrobe City Disability Action Plan and the Latrobe City Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Action Plan.

This policy has been reviewed after giving proper consideration to all the rights contained within the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006; and any reasonable limitation to human rights can be demonstrably justified.