People with disability

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.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

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:

  • People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by the City of Kwinana.
  • People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and other facilities of the City of Kwinana.
  • People with disability receive information from the City of Kwinana in a format that will enable them to access the information, as readily as other people are able to access it.
  • People with disability receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of the City of Kwinana as other people receive from the staff at the City of Kwinana.
  • People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to the City of Kwinana.
  • People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by the City of Kwinana.
  • People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with the City of Kwinana.

The City of Kwinana has established 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:

  • Provide comment on City of Kwinana relevant plans and strategies including the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021-2026 (DAIP);
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of people with disabilities;
  • Provide representative input and advice on items referred to the Disability Reference Group by City of Kwinana administration, including but not limited to relevant development applications, plans for events, identified City-initiated projects or programs, and proposals for works on City-managed property.

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.

How to Become a Member

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.

Email: customer@kwinana.wa.gov.au

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.

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

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