Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

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Background

Since 1995 it has been a requirement under the Disability Services Act (1994) that all public authorities prepare and implement a plan to improve access to their services for people with disability. The Act requires that public authorities lodge a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) to the Disability Services Commission. Local government is required to report on its DAIP in the Annual Report.

Since the adoption of the initial DAIP, the Town of Victoria Park has implemented many initiatives and made significant progress towards ensuring that the community is accessible and inclusive for people of all ages and abilities and continues this commitment.

What is access and inclusion?

‘Access’ refers to providing infrastructure such as footpaths, ramps, ACROD parking and accessible toilets. It also includes making information available in formats that meet your needs such as large print, audio and braille.

‘Inclusion’ means that people of all abilities have equal opportunity to participate in Town of Victoria Park services, programs, events, consultation and employment.

Draft DAIP 2017 – 2022

The draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2017 - 2022 has been developed in consultation with the community and stakeholder groups to help inform and strengthen our local community. It will ensure that people of all abilities have equal access to all Town services, information, events, buildings, facilities and employment opportunities.

How can I be involved?

The draft DAIP is available for public comment from 11 July to 8 August 2017.

Send through your comments by completing our form, via email to mflynne@vicpark.wa.gov.au or by mail to Locked Bag 437, Victoria Park WA 6979 marked Attn: Maddie Flynne, Seniors Access and Inclusion Officer.

The draft plan is also available in alternative formats upon request. Further assistance to participate is available by contacting Neighbourhood Enrichment on 9311 8101 to arrange for feedback to be provided over the phone, in person or online.



Background

Since 1995 it has been a requirement under the Disability Services Act (1994) that all public authorities prepare and implement a plan to improve access to their services for people with disability. The Act requires that public authorities lodge a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) to the Disability Services Commission. Local government is required to report on its DAIP in the Annual Report.

Since the adoption of the initial DAIP, the Town of Victoria Park has implemented many initiatives and made significant progress towards ensuring that the community is accessible and inclusive for people of all ages and abilities and continues this commitment.

What is access and inclusion?

‘Access’ refers to providing infrastructure such as footpaths, ramps, ACROD parking and accessible toilets. It also includes making information available in formats that meet your needs such as large print, audio and braille.

‘Inclusion’ means that people of all abilities have equal opportunity to participate in Town of Victoria Park services, programs, events, consultation and employment.

Draft DAIP 2017 – 2022

The draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2017 - 2022 has been developed in consultation with the community and stakeholder groups to help inform and strengthen our local community. It will ensure that people of all abilities have equal access to all Town services, information, events, buildings, facilities and employment opportunities.

How can I be involved?

The draft DAIP is available for public comment from 11 July to 8 August 2017.

Send through your comments by completing our form, via email to mflynne@vicpark.wa.gov.au or by mail to Locked Bag 437, Victoria Park WA 6979 marked Attn: Maddie Flynne, Seniors Access and Inclusion Officer.

The draft plan is also available in alternative formats upon request. Further assistance to participate is available by contacting Neighbourhood Enrichment on 9311 8101 to arrange for feedback to be provided over the phone, in person or online.



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  • Which department is responsible for disability access onto & railway stations, & disability access for crossing the railway line at railway overpasses within the Town ofVictoria Park? Also, how responsible are the councillors & other decission makers for ensuring negotiating with other Government Depts to ensure that 'all', (even aged & disabled Victoria park residents & ratepayers have fair & equitable access availble for walking to essential facilities within the Town of Victoria Park?

    Lathlain Lady asked almost 3 years ago

    Thank you for your query about railway accessibility and Town responsibility to improve as an accessible and inclusive community.

    The responsible agency for railway infrastructure accessibility is the Public Transport Authority (PTA).  The Town works in partnership with the PTA by providing feedback on public and community needs as gained through Town workshops, surveys and general inquiries.  In regards to Councillors, they provide the Town Administration with feedback as received from the community for consideration and appropriate action.

    The Town has a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan bound by legislation and guides the Town’s works and programs for a five year term that is reported annually to the Disability Services Commission. For example one of the current DAIP strategies that relates to public transport includes “conducting audits where prioritised Public Transport Authority bus stop works are annually programmed to facilitate a continuous accessible path of travel”. 

    The DAIP is now under review and the community has the opportunity to participate by completing the DAIP 2017 Survey and or providing comment such as you have done.

    Community members are also welcome to contact the Access and Inclusion Officer to discuss particular issues at any time.  A plan of action can then be considered for each query.

    Once again thank you for your thoughts which have now been included for consideration under the DAIP review.