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Disability access and inclusion planning and engagement

Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee represents the community by providing advice/support to Council on the implementation of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and Strategy, and to provide advice to improve City-controlled disability access and inclusion within the City of Rockingham.

Community membership is reviewed every two years between July and September each non-election year.

Two people sit at an information stall promoting the organisation People with Disability WA Two people sit at an information stall promoting the organisation People with Disability WA

MKRain - Access and Inclusion Network for Mandurah, Kwinana and Rockingham

MKRain is a partnership between the cities of Rockingham, Mandurah and Kwinana. It’s a network that seeks to engage and connect professionals who support and work with people with disability and their families. MKRain meetings are held throughout the year, and the network is also supported with regular email updates detailing local events, news and information of relevance to people working in the sector.

If you are interested in joining the network, please contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Rock Port – your personal gateway to the City

We have a secure online portal to make it quicker and easier for community members and organisations to keep in touch with the City. Called Rock Port, the portal enables residents and ratepayers to connect and engage with us anywhere, any time using any PC, tablet or mobile device. It's a great way to find out about what is happening in the City, add your influence to future plans and strategies, and you can sign up to receive information from the City on what interests you.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2016-2019

In line with the requirements of the Western Australian Disability Services Act 1993, we have a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). This plan outlines the actions we will take to achieve the seven key outcomes expressed in the Act.

Implementation of the DAIP involves contributions from a number of teams across the City. This work is supported by the Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee, which consists of community representatives and elected members.

We regularly monitor the progress of the actions outlined in the DAIP to ensure they are being implemented. Outcomes are reported to the Disability Services Commission annually. This progress is also reported in the City’s Annual Report

The current DAIP for the City covers the period 2016-2019 and can be accessed below. To access the document in alternative formats (large print/audio) please contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

We are currently reviewing and updating the DAIP. This process will be done during the second half of 2020 and will involve opportunities for community consultation and feedback. Keep an eye on our Share your thoughts page for an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the draft revised DAIP.

Disability Access and Inclusion Strategy 2016-2019

The Disability Access and Inclusion Strategy 2016-2019 (DAIS) outlines the key actions to be implemented by the City in order to achieve our vision of “an inclusive community that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens”.

The DAIS is an overarching strategy for the City and should be read in conjunction with the DAIP, which is described in the section above. The DAIS identifies broader strategic aspirations regarding disability access and inclusion for our community, while the DAIP addresses the City’s legislative responsibilities. Both documents are based on the fundamental values of respect and dignity for all.

Disability access and inclusion is a complex and sensitive issue. The DAIS explores the relevant, multifaceted legislation, as well as the overarching context of disability, before exploring local issues as identified through consultation with internal and external stakeholders. The City has determined that it will take a leadership role in a number of areas to create a more accessible and inclusive community and has primarily determined that “accessibility of the City’s infrastructure and spaces is the key to community inclusiveness”.

The DAIS can be accessed below. To access the document in alternative formats (large print/audio) please contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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