Disability fixes funded
A new Victorian Government plan will see workplaces encouraged to employ people with disabilities, fund leadership and create accessible community hubs.
From January, the Government has pledged to improve access to public transport in rural and regional areas as well.
Under its new plan, the Andrews Government says it would improve accessibility and affordability of public and private housing, expand crisis accommodation and better support those experiencing family violence.
Funding will be provided to improve school buildings, sports and outdoor recreation and parks.
Victoria's Minister for Disability Martin Foley said it was about equality for every Victorian deserved equality.
“We've consulted widely over the course of this year and of course all of this comes on top of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which will roll out across the state over the next four years as well,” he said.
“We're going to make sure every Victorian, especially the 1.1 million Victorians who identify as having a disability, are included in our state.
“Sadly that's not always the case and we'll be working hard to make sure that there is a place for everyone.”
The Government will also provide new funding for support networks for refugees, returned veterans and the LGBTI community.