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 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 which 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’s beach wheelchair an amphibious rolling beach chair that provides a seamless transition from boardwalk to beach to water. It offers a smooth ride and floatation in the water.
The beach wheelchair is located at Wells Park, Kwinana Beach from November through to March, weather dependent.
To access the chair, keys are required to be collected from the Kwinana Recquatic Centre. The chair can be booked for a maximum of two hours.
To make an enquiry, please contact Kwinana Recquatic 9236 4700.
The beach wheelchair is free to hire, however a $50 bond is required at the time of key collection.