Disability access and inclusion planning and engagement
Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee
Nominations now open for vacancy
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.
Nominations are now open to fill one community representative vacancy on the Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity for those who are passionate about contributing to the City’s strategic direction in Disability Access and Inclusion.
The committee meets bi-monthly at the City of Rockingham Administration Building on Wednesdays from 10am.
The terms of reference for this position are to provide strategic guidance and to represent the identified strengths, needs and aspirations of the community for the development, adoption and implementation of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.
If you are interested in this vacancy or would like more information, visit our Share your thoughts page.
Nominations must be in writing and received on or before 4pm Thursday 28 September 2023.
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MCKRain - Access and Inclusion Network for Mandurah, Cockburn Kwinana and Rockingham
MCKRain is a partnership between the cities of Rockingham, Mandurah Kwinana and Cockburn. It’s a network that seeks to engage and connect professionals who support and work with people with disability and their families. MCKRain 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 email@example.com.
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 2022-2026
The City of Rockingham plays a vital role in relation to access and inclusion for community members with disabilities. We undertake an array of responsibilities which impact on the quality of life for people with disability. These include infrastructure provision, facilities management, and the delivery of a wide range of services and programs. People with disability have the same rights as other community members to access the City’s services and participate fully in community life.
In line with the requirements of the Western Australian Disability Services Act 1993, we have a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP), which outlines the actions we will take to achieve the following seven key outcomes which are expressed in the Act:
- People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, the City.
- People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and other facilities of the City.
- People with disability receive information from the City in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it.
- People with disability receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of the City as other people.
- People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to the City.
- People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by the City.
- People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with the City.
In addition to these seven outcomes, a DAIP can include additional outcome areas. Following community consultation, the City has included the following additional outcome:
The City of Rockingham provides opportunities for awareness raising, collaboration and advocacy; and delivers governance improvements to enhance accessibility and inclusion for people with a disability.
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 2022-2026 and can be accessed below. To access the document in alternative formats (large print/audio) please contact us on 9528 0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.