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We are committed to ensuring that appropriate universal access is available to the community through all its functions. To assist achievement of this objective the Shire, in partnership with key external stakeholders, has developed the Access and Inclusion Plan 2018 - 22 and an Access and Inclusion Policy. To access these documents in alternative formats please contact the Community Development Officer on 9780 5233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-22 expands on the Shire's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2014 - 17. This plan seeks not only to meet legislative requirements but to strategically address access and inclusion issues to the benefit of all community members making the Shire a people friendly place to live, work and visit.
An annual implementation plan directs priorities and programs which are incorporated into the annual budgeting process. The Shire has a statutory obligation to provide appropriate universal access to its facilities and services, and to ensure that proposals it receives and approves are compliant.
The 2018 - 22 Access and Inclusion Plan was adopted by Council on 14 February 2018.
The vision for an accessible and inclusive community concentrates on eight key areas:
The Shire is committed to a culture of innovation, quality and continuous improvement and as such appreciates public feedback. If you would like to provide feedback on access and inclusion issues, please do so by contacting the Community Development Officer on (08) 9780 5255 or email email@example.com.
The Disability Services Act (1993) requires Disability Access and Inclusion Plans (DAIPs) to be implemented by agents and contractors as well as the staff of a local government. Where agents and contractors provide services to the public on behalf of the contracting local government, these services are to be conducted consistent with the DAIP of the contracting local government.
The Shire maintains communication with the community through the Community Access and Inclusion Reference Group (CAIRG) and the Community Networking Group (CNG).
The Community Access and Inclusion Reference Group (CAIRG) meetings are held at the Shire Admininistration Centre, 41 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River.
The CAIRG is an open group of service providers, people with disabilities, carers, suppport workers, seniors, community members and Shire staff that meet quarterly to discuss new developments, grants, events, training and opportunities for all access and inclusion related matters.
The Shire was successful in 2012-2014 in receiving a grant from the Disability Services Commission to improve access and inclusion for recreation and sporting opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.
The goal of this grant was to improve access to the Recreation Centre in Augusta and Margaret River for people with disability, their families and support workers. The goals of the grant were achieved through:
To find out more view the Count Me In video or contact the Margaret River Recreation Centre on 9780 5620.
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River continues to seek community feedback on accessible and inclusive recreation opportunities for people with disability and their families. Please contact the Community Development Officer on 9780 5255 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents who require the use of accessible toilets in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River can now apply to receive a universal, after hours key.
For more information contact the Community Development Officer on 9780 5255.
The Shire works closely with the Department of Communities to provide and improve facilities and services for people with disability throughout the Shire. You can contact your Department of Communities (Disability Services) Local Coordinator or ring the Busselton office on 6167 7901 or by visiting the Department of Communities website.
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