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5/06/2020
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NDS submission: Review of Skills for Victoria's Growing Economy

NDS calls for greater coordination of workforce training initiatives, improved training quality and more support for people with disabilities to gain employment.
News update
28/04/2020
News update

Implementing the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2) in disability residential settings – Your questions answered

The top 5 questions from the NDS Helpdesk regarding the implementation of the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2)
News update
20/04/2020
News update

Disability Act gazettal continues for Victorian residential services


Unless requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act 1996 can be upheld, re-gazetted Victorian group homes will continue to operate under the Disability Act 2006.

NDS Submission to Infrastructure Victoria urges greater recognition of disability

A person with disability sitting in a chair and smiling at their carer.

8/08/2016

I need to know this because:
  • Outlines NDS’s calls for planning approvals for new developments to meet access standards and reflect the need for accessible toilets and adaptive technologies.
  • Calls for a push for the adoption of universal design principles across new housing stock and facilitation of new disability housing developments.
  • Asks that all public transport infrastructure be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Requests that infrastructure-related organisations and government agencies to use ADEs for procurement.

NDS recently made a submission to Infrastructure Victoria’s paper, ‘All Things Considered: Exploring options for Victoria’s 30 year infrastructure strategy.’ In its submission, NDS recommends that infrastructure options adopted by Victoria recognise the rights of people with disabilities to fully access communities and to be enabled to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

Similar to NDS’s recommendations for the State Disability Plan 2017-20, NDS’s submission urges that the Infrastructure Strategy requires planning approvals for new developments to meet contemporary standards for access and to reflect the need for accessible toilets and adaptive technologies. NDS also recommends that Infrastructure Victoria pushes for adoption of universal design principles across new housing stock and facilitate new disability housing developments.

Further, NDS recommends that all public transport infrastructure be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act. Finally, NDS' submission supports infrastructure-related organisations and government agencies being encouraged to procure goods and services from Australian Disability Enterprises to support people with disabilities.

Publication: NDS Submission to Infrastructure Victoria

NDS Submission to Infrastructure Victoria

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