Improving accessibility in our community

Group of people at Celebrate Ability 2018

Improving access in the City - Have your say

We welcome feedback from the community on how access and inclusion can be enhanced for people with disability in Rockingham. If you have any ideas of possible improvements to buildings, facilities and services to allow people with disability easier access, please contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Disability access and inclusion

Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee represents the community by providing advice/support to Council with regards to the implementation of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and Strategy and to address disability access and inclusion issues within the boundaries of the City of Rockingham.

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk, the Rockingham Disability Network, meets regularly to provide local service providers with an opportunity to share information, build networks and establish collaborative partnerships to promote disability access and inclusion in the Rockingham area.

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

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2016-2019

In line with the requirements of the Western Australian Disability Services Act 1993, the City has 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.

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 fulfill 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.

Tracksuit dancing at Celebrate Ability 2018 Tracksuit dancing at Celebrate Ability 2018

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is celebrated each year. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

Each year we work with the community to present an event for this important day of celebration. In 2019, Celebrate Ability is back to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

Event details

  • Date: Tuesday 3 December
  • Time: 10.30am–1.30pm
  • Location: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham
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