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 (DAIP).
DAIPs helps public authorities plan and implement improvements to access and inclusion across seven outcome areas in regards to; 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.
The City of Cockburn’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan has eight outcome areas, which goes above the required amount under legislation:
- All people have equitable access to services and events organised by the City of Cockburn
- Buildings and facilities within the management control of the City of Cockburn are systematically improved to achieve universal access
- All information provided by the City of Cockburn shall be available in alternative formats on request
- The City of Cockburn provides consistent and equitable services to all people
- 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
- All people are effectively extended the opportunity to equitably contribute in all public consultations and decision making processes
- People with a disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority
- Businesses and services within the City of Cockburn are encouraged to improve the access and inclusion of their businesses for people with disabilities.
In 2017, the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan will be reviewed. The new DAIP will outline how the City intends to work toward improving access and inclusion across the 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.
Please contact the Disability Access and Inclusion Officer for more information on on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.