Why does the City of South Perth need a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan?

The Disability Services Act 1993, amended in 2004, requires all local government and selected State Government agencies to develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).

It is important that City of South Perth develops and implements a plan that will support everyone in the community, to participate and be included in the life of the City. 


What will the Plan do?

The Plan will assist the City to plan and implement improvements to access and inclusion across seven outcome areas;

  1. services and events
  2. buildings and facilities
  3. information
  4. quality of service
  5. complaints
  6. consultation processes
  7. employment.

The Plan will benefit people with disability, the elderly, young parents and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Who is responsible for the Plan?

The Plan will involve all departments within the City of South Perth. 

When will the Plan be implemented?

The Plan will be implemented from January 2017 to December 2021.

When is the Plan reviewed?

The City reviews the Plan at least once every five years. The review process includes consultation with stakeholders across the City and is an important way for people with disability, their family, carers or friends to provide input into the City's strategic planning.

How can I provide my feedback?

There are a number of ways in which you can provide feedback:

Online

Complete the survey online here.

Post

Hard copies of the survey can be downloaded here and returned to the City via post to:

Disability Access and Inclusion Survey
City of South Perth
Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce
South Perth WA 6151

Hard copies of the survey are also available to collect during business hours at:

  • City of South Perth Civic Centre – Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth
  • South Perth Library – Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth
  • Manning Library – Cnr Goss Ave and Manning Rd, Manning
  • Old Mill – Mill Point Rd, South Perth
  • South Perth Senior Citizens - 53 Coode St, South Perth 
  • Manning Senior Citizens - 3 Downey Dr, Manning
  • Collier Park Golf Course - Hayman Rd, Como
  • George Burnett Leisure Centre - Manning Rd, Karawara 
  • Animal Care Facility – 199 Thelma St, Como

This survey is available in alternative formats on request, Contact the City on 9474 0777 or email enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au.


What will the City do with the information from this survey?

The information will be used to identify the barriers that people with disability face locally in accessing City services and facilities. 

The information will be used to set priorities for an action plan that will guide the City towards creating an environment that supports people with disability to be included and involved in the life of the City.

Who should complete this survey?

  • People with disability.
  • Families of people with disability.
  • Carers of people with a disability.
  • People who work in the disability sector.
  • Those with an interest in services for people with disability.

When does this survey close?

Feedback closes 5pm, Friday, 26 August 2016.

I need assistance completing the survey, who can I contact?

If you need assistance or would prefer to complete the survey by telephone or email, contact the City on 9474 0777 or email enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au.

Alternatively you can contact the City via the National Relay Service on 13 36 77.


Does the City have an advisory group for disability, access and inclusion?

Yes. The City works closely with the Inclusive Community Advisory Group (ICAG). 

The role of ICAG is to provide strategic, expert and impartial advice to the City on the development, implementation, monitoring and review of strategies, projects and plans with the aim to advance the inclusion of people with disability.

The group has six members, with representation from community members and key stakeholder organisations within the community. The group meets four times a year. The term for members is 2 years. Future vacancies for the group will be advertised through City publications or visit the City's website for more information.