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The inside info on inclusion initiatives from Bendigo Council

29 August, 2019

The Inclusive Communities team at Bendigo Council shared a range of current projects with Bendigo Regional Network members at our August meeting.

We welcomed team representative Daniel and learned about some innovative resources that can benefit anyone. 

First, Daniel took us through the team’s new All Ages All Abilities Action Plan, which focuses on initiatives such as:

  • Promoting mental health and community connections;
  • Accessible walking and cycling paths;
  • Advocating for carers.

The final plan will be presented to Council for endorsement in October. We look forward to seeing it and to discussing in more detail how this affects the community. More information can be found here: https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/Services/Strategic-Planning/Strategic-Planning-Projects/All-Ages-All-Abilities

Daniel also spoke about:

Daniel also said Council wanted to promote better communication and feedback channels with the local community.

He said advisory committees such as the Disability Inclusion Reference Committee provide valuable feedback to Council. Spire encourages people with lived experience, paid and unpaid carers, to apply to join this committee when applications open early next year. Learn more about the committee here: https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/Services/Community-and-Care/Disability-Inclusion-Reference-Committee

We gained lots of great information from the meeting, and will be discussing at our next meeting how we can contribute to the team’s work. We encourage everyone to look at the above resources and share them with friends, family and local businesses.

Details of our next event

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019

11:30 AM

The Bridge Hotel

49 Bridge St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Surrounding streets

Discussion and reflection on last month’s meeting with Bendigo Council

Spire at 9489 0777 (toll free 1800 999 128) or [email protected]

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