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Access and Inclusion (Disability)
The Shire of Peppermint Grove is committed to ensuring that services, events, information, buildings and facilities within its control are accessible for people of all abilities in the community. This includes meeting the specific requirements of people with disability, seniors, children, parents and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Shire recognises that all residents and visitors contribute to the social, economic and cultural life of the community.
The Shire is currently producing a new Access and Inclusion Plan (AIP) 2017-2022.
The review AIP public submission phase has now closed and all comments and ideas received are being considered as the Plan is being finalised.
The new AIP 2017-2022 will be made available in DRAFT form for public comment by mid-2017, after which time it will be endorsed by Council and lodged with the Disability Services Commission and the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Shire welcomes ongoing feedback from community members relating to any access and inclusion experiences within Peppermint Grove.
The seven DAIP outcome areas provide a framework for translating the principles and objectives of the Disability Services Act into tangible and achievable results:
People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by the Shire of Peppermint Grove.
People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the Shire of Peppermint Grove buildings, facilities and infrastructure.
People with disability receive information from the Shire of Peppermint Grove in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it.
People with disability receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of the Shire of Peppermint Grove as other people receive from the staff of the Shire of Peppermint Grove.
People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to the Shire of Peppermint Grove.
People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to participate in public consultation by the Shire of Peppermint Grove.
People with disability have the same opportunities as other people to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority.
Disability Access in your Business
Businesses within the Shire of Peppermint Grove can do their bit to assist local people with disabilities and their families.
There are many ways that the business community can welcome people with disabilities both as employees and as customers.
Businesses have the potential to benefit substantially by improving customer service and considering the needs of all their consumers including people with disabilities in their business planning and development.
The Disability Services Commission is the State Government agency that funds and provides services to Western Australians with disabilities and their families and carers. The Commission’s website, www.disability.wa.gov.au has a section for businesses under its Count Us In heading.
You will find information about:
employing people with disabilities
building social capital
customer service for people with disabilities
awards for accessible businesses
complaints and legislation
useful resources and links for the business community