Access and Inclusion
Just like everyone else, people with disability have abilities, aspirations and contributions to make to their local communities. Their relationships with friends, family and loved ones, as well as opportunities to try new things and get out and about in the community, are all part of having a good life.
Access and inclusion
The city works to ensure all events and programs hosted by the city are accessible. To ensure city staff can best support you at an event please make them aware when you RSVP of any specific access requirements such as accessible parking, an Auslan interpreter or audio loop etc that you may require.
The 'You're Welcome' initiative is a website that provides information on the accessibility of different venues and businesses throughout WA, with a page dedicated to Subiaco. To find out about the accessibility of a place, please visit the Access WA website. Every effort is made to update the website and add new locations as they arise. If you find information which is not correct please let the city know .
To ensure the built environment is also accessible the city also works with prospective builders and developers. For more information about the laws, regulations, standards and guidelines please visit the Building applications and forms page of the website and download the sumary document.
The city is required by legislation to develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and implement strategies to improve the inclusiveness and accessibility of every service the City of Subiaco provides for the community, residents and visitors. You can read the city’s DAIP here (PDF, 5.1MB).
There are seven outcome areas within the DAIP which the city works towards.
- Outcome 1: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the services of, and any events organised by, the relevant public authority
- Outcome 2: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access the buildings and other facilities of the relevant public authority
- Outcome 3: People with disabilities receive information in the relevant public authority in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it.
- Outcome 4: People with disabilities receive the same level and quality of service from the staff of the relevant public authority.
- Outcome 5: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to make complaints to the relevant public authority.
- Outcome 6: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by the relevant public authority.
- Outcome 7: People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to be employed by the City of Subiaco.
Disability Access and Inclusion Committee
The Disability Access and Inclusion Committee (DAIC) consist of people with disability, community members with an interest and/or expertise in disability issues, service providers and elected members. The role of the DAIC is to advise the council on issues pertaining to disability in the community. Anyone can nominate to be a member of the committee and from time to time, there will be advertisements asking for new members. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact the city at firstname.lastname@example.org. Minutes from the latest DAIC meeting are located on the city’s website.
Do you require assistance to access facilities and services in the community? The city's Subiaco Community Transport Service may be just what you need. For further information on this program visit the Sustainable Transports Intitiative page.
The City of Subiaco is proud to be the first local government to introduce the 'Recharge Scheme' in Western Australia. The scheme provides community members with the option of charging their motorised mobility devices, such as scooters and electronic wheelchairs, at community venues, local businesses and city-owned buildings identified as ‘recharge points’. The city will work closely with businesses to ensure the designated area meets the appropriate safety and access requirements.
Recharge points in the City of Subiaco are as follows:
- Dôme Café, 26 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
- Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
- Earthwise, 315 Bagot Road, Subiaco
- Lords Recreation Centre, 3 Price Street, Subiaco
Recharge point stickers are displayed on the windows of participating businesses, as well as above or near the designated power points for easy identification. If you are interested in your business becoming a recharge point, please contact the city on 9237 9222
For more information about the Recharge Scheme, please visit the website.
There are a number of services providers that provide services within Subiaco and to its residents.
My Age Care is an Australian Government website which provides advice and services to assist seniors remain independent in their home or to find placements in residential facilities. Please contact them for information about services within your age and requirements. The city also has a website page dedicated to services and events for seniors.
Disability Services is a team within the Department of Communities who provides information and services to people with disability across WA. Please visit their website for your area coordinator’s contact details and details of services within your area.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is currently being rolled out across WA and will be implemented to the City of Subiaco by 1 July 2019. For more information during this period please visit their website.