Disability Support Programs

Rural Access

The Rural Access Project is an initiative which supports both the Council and local community to plan and develop strategies to increase community participation opportunities for people with a disability.

The program assists the community to include people with a disability and their parents and carers by:

  • Helping people and organisations to work together more effectively
  • Improving community understanding about the need and aspirations of people with a disability through community education and awareness raising
  • Developing and implementing projects which respond to needs and community priorities
  • Ensuring that the aspirations and requirements of people with a disability are included into community planning
  • Supporting service providers to assist people with a disability to live the sort of life they choose.

It has been established as a partnership between Baw Baw Shire Council and the Department of Human Services, Disability Branch.
The Rural Access Project helps plan and develop initiatives across many sectors, including education and training, transport, health, accommodation and housing, physical access planning, communication and information, sport, recreation, leisure, the arts and culture.

For more information, email our Rural Access Officer or call Elke Timm on 5625 0217 or TTY via ACE/National Relay Service on 133 677.