Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
In February 1996 Council adopted its first Disability Service Plan under the Western Australian Disability Services Act 1993. This Act was amended in 2004 and required all public authorities to develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). The requirements of a DAIP builds on those of DSPs, ensuring people with a disability can access services, facilities and information in a way that promotes independence, opportunities and inclusion within our community.
Local Governments play a particularly important role in the lives of people with disabilities, as local governments are multi functional with extensive responsibilities and activities across property, community and human service areas. People with a disability often experience difficulty in doing things that many of us take for granted in our daily lives. Commonly experienced difficulties include:
- Hearing what is said at public meetings
- Visiting public buildings
- Seeing and understanding directional signs
- Using public and recreational facilities
- Reading and understanding notices and newsletters prepared by Council
- Making contact with Councillors or Council staff by telephone or in person
- Gaining meaningful employment
The Shire of Esperance is committed to ensuring everyone in our community can access all the services, facilities and programs provided.
This document is available in alternative formats such as large print, electronic format, audio or Braille on request from the Shire Administration Building on Windich Street.