City launches plan to give ac­cess for all

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The City of Man­durah of­fi­cially launched its 2015-20 Ac­cess and In­clu­sion Plan at the Man­durah Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre this month.

The plan will be the guide for im­ple­ment­ing a range of ini­tia­tives and projects that aim to pro­vide peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties the same op­por­tu­ni­ties as oth­ers.

Man­durah Mayor Ma­rina Ver­gone said the City was com­mit­ted to in­clud­ing peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties through the im­prove­ment of ac­cess to fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices.

“Since the first plan was in­tro­duced in 1994, the City has im­ple- mented many ini­tia­tives and con­tin­ues to progress to­wards bet­ter ac­cess and in­clu­sion for our com­mu­nity,” she said.

Al­though specif­i­cally aimed at ad­dress­ing in­equal­i­ties faced by peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity, the strate­gies will also im­prove ac­cess for el­derly peo­ple, fam­i­lies and those with tem­po­rary mo­bil­ity-re­lated im­pair­ments. The City’s on­go­ing part­ner­ship with a num­ber of dis­abil­ity ser­vice groups has en­abled it to pro­vide so­cial, train­ing and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties to mem­bers of the com­mu­nity with a dis­abil­ity.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the plan, visit­durah.

Pic­ture: City of Man­durah

Deputy Mayor Dar­ren Lee, coun­cil­lor Ron Wort­ley, Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Com­mis­sion di­rec­tor-gen­eral Dr Ron Chalmers and coun­cil­lor Jane Field at the plan’s launch.

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