Shire of Ashburton commences accessibility and inclusion review

Published on Thursday, 9 February 2023 at 1:39:58 PM

The Shire of Ashburton is commencing a review of its Disability, Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2018 - 2022.

The Shire of Ashburton is committed to ensuring that the community is an accessible and inclusive community for people of all ages and abilities, including people with disability, their families and/or their carers.

Shire of Ashburton President Kerry White is encouraging all community members to participate in the upcoming survey and community forums.

“Our new DAIP 2023 – 2027 will look to develop more ways to address barriers to access and inclusion across all of our towns”, acknowledged Councillor White.

“The intention of the review is to provide more connection and support to community members who experience a mental or physical disability, but also inclusion of all community members regardless of cultural background, gender definition, religion, and ethnicity. 

“One of our objectives in our Strategic Community Plan 2022 – 2032 is to support opportunities for the community to be safe, socially active and connected.

“The Shire of Ashburton is committed to building stronger, more vibrant communities, where everyone can be involved in sport, arts and other activities, and attend and participate at our events.

“I encourage you to consider small changes that can have a significant impact on increasing access and inclusion for everyone, including those living with disability but also the elderly, people from different cultures and where English isn’t their first language, and those struggling with stairs and door handles”.

A copy of our current DAIP is available on our website. A paper copy and alternative formats are available on request. Visit

Details of the survey and community forums will be advertised shortly.

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