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Accessibility

The City of Logan is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Australia with approximately 17,051 people living with disability residing in the City.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016):

  • 1 in 5 people are living with disability (4.3 million nationally)
  • 5.6% or 17,051 people living in the City of Logan reported needing help in their day to day lives due to disability
  • there are 26,297 carers providing unpaid assistance to a person living with disability, long term illness or old age
  • 11.2% of residents living in Logan assisted family members or others due to a disability.

Below lists the various facilities, services and programs that Council provides to support inclusiveness and promote participation by people with all abilities in the life of the city.

International Day of People with Disability 2018

Council is celebrating International Day of People with Disability across the City of Logan from 26 November to 9 December 2018.

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said “it is important that we work to ensure everyday inclusion for the nearly 10,000 Logan residents with disability and the 27,000 unpaid carers of people with disability in Logan.''

There are a wide range of activities, events and initiatives that you can get involved in, or hold your own event to celebrate people with disability in Logan.

Logan Library Events

Libraries across the City will be holding a range of different activities. For a full list of the events check out the What's on Booklet under 'AccessAbility'.

Don't forget to check out the Accessibility Centre at Logan North Library as well as the list of Adult Movies being shown at Marsden Library with closed captioning.

Some upcoming events include:

Event Date and TimeRegistration and Accessibility
Thinking Outside the Box Presentation
Delivered by local disability advocate and change maker Katheryn Lyons.
Logan North Library
Saturday 1 December 10am
To book or discuss accessibility requirements please call 3412 4140
AUSLAN StorytimeLogan West Library
Monday 3 December 10.30am
For accessibility requirements please call 3412 4160
Learn AUSLAN Sign LanguageLogan West Library Monday 3 December 11.30amTo book or discuss accessibility requirements please call 3412 4160
Central Celebrations with Sing to the Beat Aphasia ChoirLogan Central Library Tuesday 4 December from 10am

To book or discuss accessibility requirements please call 3412 4100

Helping children with sensory issues adjust to learning evironments presentation by Melissa SavonoffLogan North Library Thursday 6 December, 6pm - 7.30pm

To book or discuss accessibility requirements please call 3412 4140

AccessAbility Day 2018

AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative that allows employers to connect with jobseekers with disability (participants), who are current and active Disability Employment Services (DES) participants looking for work, to see their potential in the workplace.

Council will also be participating in AccessAbility Day as a part of the celebrations, hosting 12 people with disability across 11 Council Branches for a one day job shadowing opportunity during the last week of November.

If you or your employer would like to get involved in AccessAbility Day please visit the website: https://www.jobaccess.gov.au/people-with-disability/accessabilityday

Draft Access and Inclusion Plan 2019 - 2022

Council's draft Access and Inclusion Plan 2019 - 2022 is now open for consultation! Check out the below section 'Access and Inclusion Plan Open for Consultation' for all the details on how you can get involved and have your say.

Host your own Event

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

Council is proud to continue to support this event through the delivery of a range of City-wide activities, events and initiatives. But we need your help to get events happening across Logan!

There's a huge range of ways you, your community or your workplace can get involved. Big or small your contribution matters and helps to break down barriers and support people with disability in Logan.

Event Ideas
  • Art Show - ask a local artist to dedicate an art show. Or develope a piece of art on the lives of people with disability.
  • Awards - Recognise the accomplishments of students, sportspeople, businesses or individuals.
  • Concert - hold a concert to celebrate the day, it could feature people with disability or you can provide a discounted ticket for people with disability and/or carers.
  • Lunch - host a lunch to mark the day and event someone with disability to speak to your lunch group.
  • Sports Event - hold an inclusive sports event such as seated volleyball or wheelchair basketball.
  • Morning Tea/Afternoon Tea - host a morning or afternoon tea in your workplace and invite a person with disability from your workplace to talk about inclusion.
Information and Resources

For more information check the International People with Disability or download the Event Planning Kit   (PDF 1001 KB)for great ideas and resources to support your event.

2018 Logan City Awards for People with Disability

The 2018 Logan City Awards for People with Disability were held on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Logan Entertainment Centre.

The awards honour and recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations that have contributed to improving the lives of people with disability in the City of Logan.

The 2018 Awards were proudly sponsored by Mylestones Employment and Logan City Council.

Congratulations to all individuals, businesses and organisations who were nominated this year. Your ongoing efforts create real change for people with disability in Logan.

2018 award winners

CategoryWinner
AchievementKristyn O'Donnell
ChampionKaren Dell
Community ServiceKatelyn Bagoly
Outstanding EmployeeMichael Ogden
Outstanding LeadershipHenry Campbell
Outstanding VoluneerChad Howard
Emma-Jo Newton
Chantelle Mathison
Abraham Widawski
Lucy Burgess
Kasey Price
Sport and RecreationJeff Taylor
Outstanding EmployerThreadsure Pty Ltd
Innovations for EmploymentLighthouse Care

Access and Inclusion Plan Open for Consultation

Logan City Council is committed to ensuring that our services, programs and facilities are accessible and inclusive for people with disability and/or carers in the City of Logan.

Council has developed the draft Access and Inclusion Plan to ensure Council services, activities and facilities are as accessible and inclusive as possible for our community.

In July we talked to over 100 community members and briefed over 1200 organisations to find out what your priorities are and now we are seeking your feedback to make sure we are on the right track.

To find out how you can get involved listen our have your say video to find out why we need you to have your say and how you can get invovled.

Let us know what you think by:

Alternative Formats

The draft Plan is available as a accessible pdf and accessible word document on the have your say page. If you need to access the plan in an alternative format please email communityservices@logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 3412.

Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2018

Logan City Council aims to provide facilities, services and programs that are inclusive and promote participation by people of all abilities in the life of the City.

Council's Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2018 will guide Council’s practices in delivering accessible and inclusive community facilities, programs and services over the next two years.

The plan features seven themes, 111 actions and 21 outcomes that aim to improve the lives of people living with a disability and promote participation in the life of the city.

Continuing Council's Committment

The current Plan will expire in December 2018 and Council is committed to continuing to deliver facilities, services and programs that are inclusive and promote participation and inclusion across the City of Logan. A second Access and Inclusion Plan will be developed in the second half of 2018 to build on the successes of the first Plan and identify new opportunities to strengthen access and inclusion across Council initiatives.

A final progress report on the Plan will be made publically available in the first half of 2019 to share and celebrate the successes achieved under the plan.

Alternative formats

To order the plan in an alternative format, please email communityservices@logan.qld.gov.au or phone 3412 3412.

NDIS in Logan

The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.

The NDIS has been designed to enhance the quality of life of participants through increasing an individual's ability to take part in everyday activities by having control over the support they receive.

NDIS went live in Logan on the 1 July 2018.

Where do I get information on the NDIS?

Local Area Coordinator

Are you or do you know someone aged 7 - 65 years?

Carers Qld has been appointed the NDIS Local Area Coordinator to support Logan residents aged 7 - 65 years to access the NDIS. They can help you to understand the NDIS, how to access the scheme, and guide you through the planning process. You can contact them by:

  • Call (07) 3441 3611
  • Email ben.pook@ndis.gov.au

Early Childhood Early Intervention Partner

Do you have a child or know a child aged 0 - 6 years?

The Benevolent Society are the early childhood early intervention (ECEI) partner in Logan to help support families with children aged 0 - 6 years who may be experience a learning or development concern.

Every child is different, so families work with an Early Childhood Partner who identifies their individual needs and the support they need to live their best life and engage in everyday activities. Partners connect families to local services like playgroups, day care centres and child health and development programs. Early Childhood Partners can help children and their families with long term support needs to apply for support via the NDIS and develop an ECEI plan.

You can get in contact with them by:

Contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency

If you want to contact the National Disability Insurance Agency you can:

  • Phone 1800 800 110.
  • If you require a free-of-charge translator, interpreter or other assistance, phone 1800 800 110
  • If you are a Text telephone (TTY) user, phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 800 110
  • If you are a Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) user, phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 800 110
  • If you are an internet relay user, visit the National Relay Service website (external) and ask for 1800 800 110

What is happening in Logan?

EventDate and TimeLocationRegister
NDIS Information and Access in LoganTuesday 30 October
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Carers Qld Office
Level 1, 6 Ewing Road,
Woodridge

To register  please contact  (07) 3441 3611
or email ben.pook@ndis.gov.au

Beenleigh NDIS Information SessionTuesday 30 October
10.00am - 1.00pm
Beenleigh Events Centre
Cnr Kent Street & Crete
Street, Beenleigh
Register via Eventbrite
NDIS Plan Management/Financial
Intermediary for Providers
Tuesday 30 October
10.00am - 12.00pm
Fitzy's Loganholme
Cnr Bryants Rd & Pacific
Highway, Loganholme
Register via Eventbrite
NDIS Support Coordination - Plan
Implementation
Tuesday 30 October
1.00pm - 3.30pm
Fitzy's Loganholme
Cnr Bryants Rd & Pacific
Highway, Loganholme
Register via Eventbrite

This section will be updated as more workshops are made available in Logan.

You can check in with the NDIA via their  events calendar page or the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors coordinates a Queensland-wide events calendar for upcoming NDIS information sessions.

Local support groups

There are a range of local support groups for people with a disability, their families and carers across the City of Logan to support the transition to NDIS.

To find a group near you down the Logan Community Networks (PDF 116 KB) list.

If you know of a group that is not currently on the list please email the details to communityservices@logan.qld.gov.au

The NDIS and employment

The NDIS will roll out across the Logan Redlands area will mean up to 3,876 new jobs across the region over the next few years (workAbility, 2017).

The progressive increase in demand and available options for people with disability and the increased investment under the NDIS will require significant growth in the number of workers across the sector and in the range of skills and abilities required to meet new demand, need and expectations.

WorkAbility Qld have released their South East Queeensland NDIS Workforce Action Plan, to find out more visit their webpage.

Visit WorkAbility Qld to find out more about the types of careers in the disability industry.

To search for jobs and employers in your area visit the Care Careers website.

Disability parking

Logan City Council parking officers monitor the use of disability parking bays to ensure the spaces are not used by people who do not have a current disability parking permit. Information is also provided on how to obtain a disability parking permit from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Find out more about disability parking in Logan.

Accessibility and resources at Logan Libraries

Logan City Council Libraries offer a range of all ability resources including:

  • accessibility centre
  • sensory space
  • audio books, DVD, large print.

Check out the Accessibility page for more information.

To find out what your local library offers visit their homepage.

Preparing for an emergency

Getting to know your neighbours and your local community is an important part of preparing your household before an emergency situation occurs.

Find out more how you can get prepared.

Programs and services

Council offers a number of programs and services to assist and support those who are living with disability in the City of Logan.

Find out more on how you can access the range of programs and services.

Customer Service Centres and accessibility

Logan City Council has three Customer Service Centres located at Logan Central, Beenleigh, and Jimboomba. Find out more about what accessibility amenities are available at each centre.

Find out more about the accessible features at Council's customer service centres.

Getting out and about

Find information available to assist people living with disability to get out and about in Logan.

Accessible design fact sheets

Find information available to assist with the use of Council's planning and development services in regards to accessibility.

Alternative formats

All Council documents and publications are available in alternative formats upon request. Formats available include large print, electronic (CD or email) and hard copy.

To request a publication/document in an alternative format, contact Customer Service office on 3412 3412.

Let us know what you think

If you have any suggestions or ideas on how to make the City of Logan a more inclusive and accessible city we'd love to hear your ideas.

You can contact Council via:

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.

  • TTY (Hearing Impaired): Phone 133 677
  • Speak and Listen: Phone 1300 555 727
  • Internet Relay: Connect to National Relay Service.