Metro Access is a key initiative of the Victorian State Disability Plan 2013-2016 in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and local government.

Metro Access Objectives:

  • To mobilise and support people with a disability to optimise participation in the life of their local community.
  • To build and strengthen the community’s capacity to provide support to people with a disability and their families.
  • To facilitate integrated local planning and coordination which engages and involves people with a disability and their families, disability service providers and community organisations.
  • To work with existing disability service providers to enhance their capacity to provide relevant and appropriate supports in the community.
  • To improve access to information about relevant services and community activities available to people with a disability in their communities.

Metro Access Initiatives

Manningham Council believes in the principle that every individual should have the opportunity to participate equally in society. We strive for an inclusive Manningham where people with a disability can participate fully in community life. Participation in employment, freedom from violence, access to information and support for individuals and families to prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are the current priorities for our Community Building Plan.

Manningham Council's Disability Services for Manningham is a resource for people with disabilities and their carers. The guide provides specific information on disability and support services available to residents in Manningham. Download the Icon for application/pdf Disability Services in Manningham (2.53 MB)

Further information

Contributions from those who are interested in disability services and initiatives within Manningham are welcome. Manningham community members who have a disability are also invited to share their experiences to better inform Council policy and practice.

For further information, please contact the Metro Access Officer on 03 9840 9317 or by email or