Disability Access and Inclusion

​​​The City of Kwinana is committed to improving access to its buildings, facilities and services to ensure people with disabilities have the same opportunities as others in the community.

Some of these improvements include:

  • all Council buildings are now accessible to people with disabilities;
  • where possible, existing buildings have been improved with automatic doors, ramps and accessible toilets;
  • more accessible parking bays have been provided. These are patrolled regularly by Council officers and specially appointed members of the public;
  • disabled toilet facilities have been provided on ovals and recreational grounds;
  • council staff work with developers to meet the needs of people with disabilities in new commercial developments. They also work with staff of existing developments to improve any identified access issues;
  • the Kwinana Public Library has an extensive range of large print books and talking book cassettes;
  • public information is available in other formats (on request) such as large print, Braille, audiotape and computer disk;
  • this website is compliant with the international disability guidelines and requirements;
  • on request, assistance will be given to residents with disabilities who are unable to put their bin at the roadside;
  • council has installed a Telephone Typewriter (TTY) system to enable deaf customers to be able to communicate by telephone; and
  • accessible public transport now operates around the City with buses that have adjustable platforms and space to accommodate a wheelchair. Railway stations are equipped with lifts. 
Train Station at Wellard.

Access and Inclusion Working Group

The Access and Inclusion Working Group has been established to provide comment on relevant City of Kwinana plans and strategies including the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2012-2017.

The group will provide representative input/advice on items referred to the working group by City of Kwinana administration, including, but not limited to relevant​ development applications, plans for special events, identified City initiated projects or programs and proposals for works on City-managed property.

Expressions of Interest are being sought from people with a passion for special access and inclusion needs. ​

Access and Inclusion Group - Terms of Reference

Expression of Interest - City of Kwinana Access and Inclusion Working Group

Disability Access and Inclusion Strategy

The Western Australian Disability Services Act (1993) requires local governments to develop and implement a disability service plan to ensure people with disabilities can access municipal services and facilities. 

These disability service plans also help councils meet the requirements of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Equal Opportunity Amendment Act Western Australia (1988).

City of Kwinana Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2012-2017

Other Important Links

Disability Services Commission​

Creating an accessible event​

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