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Western Australia announces plans to develop State Disability Plan

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15/11/2018

National Disability Services WA welcomes yesterday's announcement that the state government will develop a State Disability Plan as part of a strategy to build a more inclusive and accessible community for all West Australians with a disability. 

NDS WA highlighted the need for a State Disability Plan last month in its 2019-2020 Pre-Budget Submission, a key document offering policy priorities and solutions to the state government to improve the lives and families of people with disability.

NDS WA State Manager Julie Waylen commended the state government for listening and acting on the needs of the disability community.

'Inclusive WA’, NDS WA’s proposal for the plan, aims to create more inclusive communities and improve the accessibility of services, systems and infrastructure for the more than 410,000 West Australians with disability.

"NDS has been advocating for a State Disability Plan for some time and we look forward to partnering with the State Government in consultation with people with disability, their families and the disability organisations that support them to deliver the Minister’s vision for an authentic and responsive action plan,’’ Ms Waylen said.

"Our proposal for 'Inclusive WA’ provides an evidenced-based approach that offers strong guidance and direction and importantly guards against any dilution of State Government commitment to people with disability during the transition to the Commonwealth-administered National Disability Insurance Scheme.’’

For more information on Inclusive WA please visit 2019-20 Pre-budget Submission.
Contact information
Julie Waylen, State Manager, 08 9208 9805,