Dis­abil­ity sur­vey

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Aaron Cor­lett

THE City of South Perth is ask­ing for feed­back on a plan to help those liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties to feel more in­cluded in the com­mu­nity.

The coun­cil is un­der­tak­ing a re­view of its Dis­abil­ity Ac­cess and In­clu­sion Plan (DAIP) for 2017-21 and the pub­lic is be­ing asked for in­put.

The plan out­lines the ways in which the coun­cil is work­ing to cre­ate a com­mu­nity that is ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties, young par­ents, the el­derly, and peo­ple from cul­tur­ally and lin­guis­ti­cally di­verse back­grounds.

South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said it was im­por­tant the coun­cil de­vel­oped and im­ple­mented a plan that would sup­port ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity.

“We need the pub­lic’s feed­back to help us im­prove ac­cess to the City’s ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties, and to bring our at­ten­tion to emerg­ing is­sues for peo­ple with dis­abil­ity and ac­cess and in­clu­sion needs,” she said.

“The City is for­tu­nate to have a vol­un­tary Ref­er­ence Group, the In­clu­sive Com­mu­nity Ad­vi­sory Group, which in­forms the DAIP and is par­tic­u­larly ac­tive work­ing in the City as­sist­ing in plan­ning ac­tiv­i­ties, such as Dis­abil­ity Ac­cess Week.”

Ms Do­herty said she be­lieved the coun­cil had done a good job of mak­ing the City a wel­com­ing place for those liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties.

“There’s been im­prove­ments around the City so that park­ing bays for peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties are lo­cated in the right spots,” she said.

To com­plete the sur­vey on­line, visit the City’s com­mu­nity en­gage­ment por­tal at www.your­say.south­perth.wa.gov.au.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d457777

Kristina Ko­tua, South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty, Ros Har­man, Wendy Spicer, Jo­ce­lyn Cle­ments, Deena Ap­pleby and Damien Hill at the ac­cess ramp at South Perth fore­shore.

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