Community Access and Inclusion Reference Group 

The Community Access and Inclusion Reference Group provides advice and recommendations to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. This includes valuable input into Shire policies and plans, new facilities, redevelopment projects, and the delivery of local events. 

The group consists of local community members with a passion and interest in improving access and inclusion outcomes for everyone. The members of the group come from diverse backgrounds, including people living with disability, carers, support workers and service providers. 

Meetings take place every quarter at the Shire’s Administration Centre located at 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River

If you would like to get involved, find out more, or add an item to the next meeting agenda, please contact the Shire’s Community Development Team by email to [email protected]

Our commitment

As outlined in the Community Strategic Plan 2036, the Shire commits to the following:

  • All events and services provided by the Shire or on behalf of the Shire being accessible and inclusive of all community members, as far as is practicable. 
  • Ensuring all future buildings and assets meet the Building Code of Australia, which includes compliance with the Access to Premises – Building Standards (2010) under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Upgrading existing assets, buildings and facilities to meet the Access to Premises standard as they undergo significant refurbishment, renovation or replacement. 
  • Providing information in alternative formats and providing access to public information to all members of the community upon request. 
  • Ensuring all staff, including those contracted, volunteers or agents working on behalf of the Shire provide the same high-quality level of service to people with disability as experienced by other community members. 
  • Providing the same opportunities for people with accessibility issues  to participate in public consultation and the opportunity to make complaints as received by other members of the community. 
  • The Equal Opportunities Act 1984, as well as identifying and removing barriers to employment so that people with accessibility issues can obtain and maintain employment with the Shire. 

Access and Inclusion Plan and Policy

The Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-22 strategically improves access and inclusion outcomes for everyone.  The plan identifies key actions that will be implemented across the organisation to make our shire a people-friendly place to work, live and visit.

The Plan was developed in close consultation with the local community and the Shire’s Community Access and Inclusion Reference Group. It complies with Commonwealth and State legislative requirements, aiming to ensure that access and inclusion are at the forefront of Shire activities, plans and developments. 

For more information, including progress to date and plans for the future, download the plan and policy below.

More information and contact

As the Shire is committed to a culture of innovation, quality and continuous improvement, it appreciates public feedback. If you would like to provide feedback on access and inclusion issues, please contact the Community Development Officer on (08) 9780 5255 or email [email protected]

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