Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

We are looking to find ways to keep improving important aspects of the City's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and invite you to have your say.

The WA Disability Services Act (1993) require each Local Government to have a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (formerly known as a Disability Services Plan).

The City is now reviewing our Disability Access Inclusion Plan for a NEW plan for 2017-2022 !

We are looking to find ways to keep improving important aspects of our plan which includes:

  • Better access for people of all abilities to access our services and events
  • Better access to our buildings and facilities
  • Access to information including providing a range of accessible formats for all
  • Even better customer service and complaints and feedback mechanisms
  • Community engagement that includes everyone
  • Access to employment and traineeship including volunteering for people of all abilities and disabilities

Please take the time to have your say – it’s really important to us all. Complete our survey now and register for our workshops by visiting www.melvilletalks.com.au/reviewDAIP

Please contact our Social Justice Advocate on 1300 635 845 or 9364 0666 or email access@melville.wa.gov.au for more information. Please let us know if you require any assistance for completing or participating in having your say.

About the Plan

Disability Access and Inclusion Plans provide a means of ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access services, community events, buildings and facilities, information, consultative and complaint resolution processes.

The City of Melville's current Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) was adopted in 2012 and provides a planned approach to progressively improve access to community services provided by the City of Melville.

The plan builds upon the work already achieved in improving physical access, raising awareness through training and events, developing specific programs for people with disabilities, encouraging inclusive programs and increased communications with people with disabilities within the City.

Contractors and Agents

The DAIP is to be implemented by the City of Melville and also by its agents and contractors who provide services to the public on the City's behalf. Visit the Disability Services Commission's website to read more on the obligations of contractors and agents. For any queries or questions about contractor and agent obligations implementing the DAIP please contact our Social Justice Advocate on 1300 635 845 or email access@melville.wa.gov.au.

DAIP Summary Booklet

In addition to the DAIP The City of Melville has developed a DAIP summary which provides a snapshot of the plan including why we have a DAIP, how the DAIP was developed and the strategies that the city will employ to improve access and inclusion.

The DAIP Summary is available at the Civic Centre, the City's Libraries, on request and in alternative formats.