Disability access and inclusion

Read about disability access and inclusion policies and plans in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, which are developed with the help of the community.

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Disability Access and Inclusion Statement 

It is a requirement of the Disability Services Act 1993 (amended 2004) (the Act) that public authorities develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) that outlines the ways in which the authority will ensure that people with disability have equal access to and inclusion in the functions, facilities, services and information offered.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is determined to be an accessible and inclusive community for people with disability, their families and carers.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder interprets an accessible and inclusive community as one in which all council functions, facilities, services (both in-house and contracted) and information are open, available and accessible to people with disability, providing them with the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities enjoyed by all members of the community.  

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder recognises that people with disability are valued members of the community who make a variety of contributions to local social, economic and cultural life in the community and aim to support these residents to live in the community of their choice.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is committed to consulting with people with disability, their families and carers.  Where required they will also consult relevant community groups and organisations to ensure that barriers to access and inclusion are addressed appropriately.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will endeavour to work in partnership with community groups and businesses towards achieving desirable outcomes for access and inclusion for people with disability.  The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is committed to ensuring that its agents and contractors work towards the desired access and inclusion outcomes in the DAIP.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is committed to achieving the seven desired outcomes of the DAIP.

Planning for Better Disability Access and Inclusion

There are seven outcomes that are required to be addressed in a DAIP for a local government authority.

These are:-

  1. People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, a public authority. 
  2. People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and other facilities of a public authority.
  3. People with disabilities receive information from a public authority in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it. 
  4. People with disabilities receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of a public authority as other people receive from the staff of that public authority. 
  5. People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to a public authority. 
  6. People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by a public authority. 
  7. People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority.

Other legislation underpinning access and inclusion are the WA Equal Opportunity Act and the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). While Action Plans are not compulsory under the DDA, they can assist organisations to become more accessible and inclusive, and can provide some clarity during disability discrimination proceedings. A DAIP may also satisfy the DDA’s requirements for an Action Plan.

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Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The City is required by legislation to develop and maintain a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and act on the recommendations collected through Feedback from the multifaceted Community Consultation Process regarding the 7 Outcomes listed below:-

  • Access our services and events 
  • Access our buildings and facilities as other people
  • Access to information
  • Level and quality of service
  • Opportunities to make complaints
  • Opportunities to participate in any public consultation.
  • Opportunities to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s current DAIP was reviewed in 2016 and will be reviewed in 2021 according to the Act. The DAIP Action Item List will be amended on a more regular basis to reflect progress and to action any access and inclusion issues as they arise.

 It is a requirement that the DAIP is reported on annually to the Disability Services Commission.

Please download the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2016-2021, which contains the following:-

  •  Background and overview of disability services
  •  Access and inclusion policy statement
  •  Development of the plan
  •  Reporting on the plan
  •  Strategies to improve access and inclusion.

For more information, please contact the contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder via email or:


Eastern Goldfields Community Centre
Tel:     08 9021 9800
Fax:    08 9021 6113

 

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