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.

B​each Wheel Chair

The City of Kwinana’s Beach Wheel Chair is an amphibious rolling beach chair that provides a seamless transition from boardwalk to beach to water.

The chair provides:
  • manoeuvrability​ - the pneumatic rubber tyres ensure a comfortable ride as they absorb the shock associated with rugged terrain;
  • floatability - the armrests and wheels comprise of floatation materials that assist with balance in the water;
  • convenience - assembly is quick and easy with the use of quick release pins and joints that ensure that the wheel chair can be transported to various sites; and
  • accompanied by Mobi-matting laid along Kwinana Beach in the months of November through to March, residents including wheelchair users, people with special needs and children can benefit from the chair's portability and comfort.

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How can I hire the Chair?

The Beach Wheel Chair is located at Wells Park, Kwinana Beach. To access the chair, keys are required to be collected from the Kwinana Recquatic Centre (depending on availability).

The Beach Wheel Chair is free to hire however a $50 bond is required at the time of key collection.
Important things to know:

  • ​​the chair is located at Wells Park, Kwinana Beach;
  • the chair is only available from November to March (depending on weather);
  • the Beach Wheel Chair cannot be hired in advance. You can check the availability before coming to the Recquatic Centre by calling the reception on 9236 4700 during opening hours;
  • the Beach Wheel Chair can only be booked for a maximum of two hours;
  • the Beach Wheel Chair cannot be hired overnight;
  • the Beach Wheel Chair must be washed down with fresh water after each use; and
  • the Beach Wheel Chair must be used with floatation devices and cannot be used in rough conditions. ​

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. ​

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).

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