Access and Inclusion

The Town of Port Hedland is dedicated to creating a unified community across our townships. We will provide safe and accessible community facilities, services, events and open spaces that connect people and neighbours.

All public authorities in Western Australia are required under the Disability Services Act (WA) 1993 (amended 2004) to develop, implement, review and report on a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).

While our DAIP sets out how the Town will meet those legislative requirements, the Town is committed to more than just compliance; our aim is to strive for excellence.

This DAIP sets out the Town’s commitment to creating a community that welcomes and includes people of all abilities. It outlines the strategies the Town will use to address barriers to access and promote inclusion for people with disability over the next five years.

The Town would like to thank everyone who took part in the creation of this plan including people with disability, their families and supporters, service providers, government representatives, Town staff and Elected Members.  All of your input has been invaluable.

West Australian Community Awards for Most Accessible Community in WA

The Regional Capitals Alliance WA (RCAWA) is the the sponsor of the inaugral West Australian Community Awards for the Most Accessible Community in WA.

These awards are for Local Governments who best demonstrate their awareness of creating a universal-access environment.

The judging panel will consider the following criteria:

  • Improve the accessibility of Council infrastructure and public open space
  • Inclusive communication technology and information initiatives
  • Accessible and inclusive Council services, programs and event
  • Exercises leadership and influences community attitudes and perceptions

Nominations considered under the categories of:

  • Metro Council
  • Regional City
  • Regional Shire / Town

This is an opportunity for local governments who have made progress in the area of accessibility and inclusion to be recognised.

Nominations close on 5pm Sunday, 1 July.

These awards will be presented at the WALGA AGM on Wednesday 1 August.

Click here to access a nomination form.

For more information please visit the following links:

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Implementation Plan (2013 - 2017)

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (2017 - 2022)

Accessible Events Guide

 Accessible Events Guide

Please contact the Town of Port Hedland on 9158 9300, email us at council@porthedland.wa.gov.au or visit any of our facilities to access this information in an alternative format.

Facility Accessibility

Below is a list of Town of Port Hedland facilities, and their different accessible features. Find out more about booking our facilities here

This can also be downloaded by clicking here.

SPORTING FACILITIES

Wheelchair
Accessible
Accessible
Toilet/
Bathroom
Accessible
Lifts
Number of
ACROD
Parking Bays
Wheelchair
Access from
Car-Park
to Door
Parents/
Baby
Changing
Room
Accessible
Playspace
Other
McGregor Street Reserve Sporting Facility X
Colin Matheson Sporting Facility X 1 X
Marie Marland Rugby/Baseball Sporting Facility X
Marie Marland Softball/Touch Sporting Facility X
Colin Matheson Community Facility X X 1 X X - Toilet Signage in Braille
Civic Centre Community Facility X X X 3 X - Toilet Signage in Braille

AQUATIC FACILITIES

Wheelchair
Accessible
Accessible
Toilet/
Bathroom
Accessible
Lifts
Number of
ACROD
Parking Bays
Wheelchair
Access from
Car-Park
to Door
Parents/
Baby
Changing
Room
Accessible
Playspace
Other
South Hedland Aquatic Centre X X* 2 X X X - Ramp Entry - 50m Pool
- Flat Entry - Deep Water Area 50m Pool
- ‘Beach’ Entry - Leisure Pool
- Aqua Wheelchair available for use
- *Fully Equipped Para Change Facilities Including Hoist
Gratwick Aquatic Centre X X 2 X X X - Ramp Entry - 50m Pool
- Flat Entry - Deep Water Area 50m Pool
- ‘Beach’ Entry - Toddler Pool
- Aqua Wheelchair available for use
Wanangkura Stadium X X X 6 X X X - Toilet Signage in Braille
- Hoist in Change Room
Marquee Park X X 4 X X X - Completely Wheelchair Accessible, including Splash Pad
- Toilet Signage in Braille

LIBRARY FACILITIES

Wheelchair
Accessible
Accessible
Toilet/
Bathroom
Accessible
Lifts
Number of
ACROD
Parking Bays
Wheelchair
Access from
Car-Park
to Door
Parents/
Baby
Changing
Room
Accessible
Playspace
Other
South Hedland Library X 1 X - 90cm Between Shelves for Wheelchair Access
- Keyboard, Mouse and Enhanced Computer Screen Software Available
- Large Print and Talking Book Collections
- LOTE (Languages Other than English) Book Collection
- Changing Table available for use
Port Hedland Library X 1 X - Large Print and Talking Book Collections
- Changing Table available for use

COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Wheelchair
Accessible
Accessible
Toilet/
Bathroom
Accessible
Lifts
Number of
ACROD
Parking Bays
Wheelchair
Access from
Car-Park
to Door
Parents/
Baby
Changing
Room
Accessible
Playspace
Other
JD Hardie Youth Zone X X 2 X X X - Kiosk Bench is at Wheelchair Height

 

Please note all other facilities have not been assessed for accessibility.