City launches plan to give access for all
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, visit www.mandurah. wa.gov.au.
Deputy Mayor Darren Lee, councillor Ron Wortley, Disability Services Commission director-general Dr Ron Chalmers and councillor Jane Field at the plan’s launch.