Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (2012 - 2017) assists the City of Cockburn to make all services and facilities equitable and accessible. Under the Disability Services Act 1993, every local and state government agency must develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

The role of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

A Disability Access and Inclusion Plan helps public authorities plan and implement improvements to access and inclusion across seven outcome areas. These include services and events, buildings and facilities, information, quality of service, complaints, consultation processes and employment.

These plans benefit people with disability, but also the community as a whole, including the elderly, parents with prams and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The City of Cockburn's Disability Access & Inclusion Plan ensures that all community members have equitable access to services and facilities.

Disability and Inclusion Access Plan review

In 2017, the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan will be reviewed. The new plan will outline how the City intends to work toward improving access and inclusion across the seven outcome areas over the next five years.

The review process will provide opportunity for public comment and invite people to express their views and ideas for how the City of Cockburn can continue to work toward enhancing access and inclusion in our community.

The consultation period for the review will soon be underway. Details will be posted in the local paper and on this webpage. You can also register your interest for more information by contacting us by email or calling 08 9411 3444.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan outcome areas

The City of Cockburn’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan currently has eight outcome areas, which goes above the required amount under legislation.

They are:

  1. All people have equitable access to services and events organised by the City of Cockburn
  2. Buildings and facilities within the management control of the City of Cockburn are systematically improved to achieve universal access
  3. All information provided by the City of Cockburn shall be available in alternative formats on request
  4. The City of Cockburn provides consistent and equitable services to all people
  5. The City of Cockburn provides accessible means for a person to make a complaint, and these complaints are fully investigated and communicated in an accessible format
  6. All people are effectively extended the opportunity to equitably contribute in all public consultations and decision making processes
  7. People with a disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority
  8. Businesses and services within the City of Cockburn are encouraged to improve the access and inclusion of their businesses for people with disabilities.

More information and contact

Please contact the Disability Access and Inclusion Officer for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment you can use the National Relay Service to contact the City of Cockburn at no charge. Call 13 36 77 or visit the National Relay Service website.

Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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