The City of Kwinana adopted its first Disability Service Plan in 1995. Since then, we have delivered many improvements to help ensure all people have access to, and are included in, the City’s services, facilities and events.
The City recognises the social model of disability. We are committed to looking at ways to remove barriers to access and inclusion that may restrict a person’s abilities. The City is committed to actively promoting environments and services in which all people are valued and have the choices to live their best lives.
The City of Kwinana is currently reviewing its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). The purpose of the DAIP is to ensure that all people, including people with disabilities, are welcomed and included in the City of Kwinana and have equitable access to buildings, information, public consultations, complaints processes, services and employment.
The City of Kwinana recognises the importance of stakeholder engagement in shaping the future of access and inclusion for everyone in our community. We invite you to have your say by visiting the Kwinana Community Chat to see upcoming dates for community workshops and/or participate in a survey comprising questions relating to the DAIP’s seven outcome areas (listed below), the survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Complete the survey today.
The City recognises the social model of disability. We are committed to investigating ways to remove barriers to access and inclusion that may restrict a person’s abilities. The City is committed to actively promoting environments and services in which all people are valued and have the choices to live their best lives.
The development of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) is guided by The Western Australian Disability Services Act 1993 (Amended 2004). The Act requires all Local Governments to develop and implement a DAIP. This helps ensure that people with disability have equal access to facilities, services and employment opportunities.
Other legislation underpinning access and inclusion includes The Western Australian Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). Both of these ensure that discrimination, on the basis of a person’s disability, is unlawful.
This plan outlines the City’s key strategies to address each of the ‘outcome’ areas of the DAIP:
The City of Kwinana is establishing a Disability Reference Group (DRG) to provide advice to the City on matters related to access and inclusion and to support the development, implementation, review and evaluation of various strategies, plans, services and other initiatives. The DRG will provide City Officers with a reference point to seek comment and advice from community members who experience barriers to access and inclusion. It will be a key source of advice to ensure that equality related to disability, access and inclusion is upheld.
The purpose of the group is to:
Meetings will be held at a date, time and location convenient to members of the Group and where possible will not fall during school holidays. A minimum of four meetings are to be held each year. Meetings will be scheduled for a duration of up to 1.5 hours.
If you believe that you can provide valuable input into this group, we invite you to express your interest below.
Alternatively you can print the nomination form and submit it to Att of: Community Development Officer – Diversity.
Post: Community Development Officer- Diversity
City of Kwinana, PO Box 21 Kwinana WA 6966
If you have any questions in relation to the City’s Disability Reference Working Group. Please contact the Customer Service on (08) 9439 0200.
Expressions of Interest will be open from Monday, 8 March 2021 and close Monday, 12 April 2021. The City will consider all applications and once the process is completed applicants will be notified.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment you can use the National Relay Service to contact the City of Kwinana at no charge. Call 13 36 77 or visit the National Relay Service website.