Town of Port Hedland
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Disability Access And Inclusion

Background

All public authorities in Western Australia are required under the Disability Services Act (1993) to develop, implement, review and report on a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).

The requirements of DAIPs are to ensure that people with a disability can access services, facilities, buildings and information provided by public authorities in Western Australia in a way that facilitates increased independence, opportunities and inclusion within the community.

These plans benefit people with disability, the elderly, young parents and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The DAIP Implementation Plans assist public authorities to plan and implement improvements to access and inclusion across six outcome areas. Some local governments have in recent years elected to include a seventh outcome in relation to employment as a best practice.

2013-2017 Disability Access And Inclusion Plan

The DAIP 2013 – 2017 sets out the Town of Port Hedland’s commitment to creating a community that welcomes and includes people of all abilities. The DAIP outlines ways in which the Town will work towards addressing barriers to access and inclusion for people with disabilities over the next five years.

At the time of the review, the Town elected to include an optional seventh outcome (Employment) in addition to completing strategies and actions to address the six outcomes required by legislation.

The Review Report and Recommendations can be downloaded here.

The DAIP Implementation Plan 2013 – 2017 can be downloaded here.

Both documents are available in alternative formats on request.

For further information please contact Coordinator Community and Youth Development ccyd@porthedland.wa.gov.au.

Copies of the plan are available to the community upon request and in alternative formats if required, including hard copy in standard and large print, electronic format, audio format on cassette or CD, by email and on the City’s website.

 

Disability support services

Disability Services Commission

Ph: (08) 9140 4088 W: www.disability.wa.gov.au

Lifestyle Solutions

Ph: 08 9140 2006 W: www.lifestylesolutions.org.au