North West Melbourne Regional Strategy on Information

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About the Strategy

The North West Regional Strategy on Information aims to support a consistent approach and standards in making information accessible to young people with disabilities and their families.  The strategy was developed by a Working Group of cross sector representatives from the North and West Melbourne region.

Following the development and launch of the strategy, CTS has convened a Steering Committee made up of representatives from specialist schools, local government and further education providers as well as parent of a young person with a disability to drive its implementation.

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The vision of the Information Strategy is that young people with disabilities and their families and carers will have consistent and convenient access to information in order to make informed decisions that enable them to participate in their communities fully.

The objectives of the strategy are that information is made available in:

  • A timely manner
  • A range of places
  • A range of formats


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Strategy overview, click to enlarge.


Strategy partners will work towards these objectives:

  • within their own organisations
  • with other organisations and
  • with young people and their families and carers.


To download the strategy, click here.

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Three local councils have used the Self Assessment Tool developed by the Steering Committee to analyse how they provide information that is accessible to young people with disabilities.  The cities of Hume, Whittlesea and Brimbank have each brought together staff from a range of teams to use the Self Assessment Tool. The Steering Committee will work together on the feedback gathered from the tool to reflect on the information.

The strategy was launched on 1 June 2016 at an event hosted by the Brimbank City Council.  Click here to read about the launch and see photos from the day.

If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner in the strategy, please email or phone Alison Templar on  0431 165 664.