Access and Inclusion Plan 2020 - 2025
The City of Stirling is developing its Access and Inclusion Plan 2020–2025 and we would like feedback on your access needs to help inform the direction and actions of the plan to implement positive change.
The City is committed to creating an even more welcoming and inclusive community that supports all people to fully participate in community life. This includes ensuring the City’s buildings, facilities, events, services, and information can be accessed by people of all abilities. The development of the new Access and Inclusion Plan 2020–2025 will assist the City of Stirling to reduce or eliminate barriers and provide equity of access for everyone in our community.
What is the Access and Inclusion Plan looking at?
- If you have a vision impairment and need information in large print or come from a non-English speaking background and need an interpreter to help you communicate with services, access will be important for you
- If you have young children and use a pram or look after an ageing family member who has difficulty walking up and down steps, access to buildings and facilities will be important for you
- People with disability and the whole community benefit from good access to buildings, facilities, events, services, and information
- Barriers to access can affect how welcome and included we feel and the way we are able to engage and connect in the community.
Who do we want to hear from?
The City wants to hear from anyone who lives, works or visits the City with an experience of access and inclusion issues, including:
- People with disability, their families and carers
- People with access requirements
- Disability sector organisations operating within the City of Stirling
- Anyone with an interest or knowledge of access and inclusion issues.
Why is the Access and Inclusion Plan important?
At the 2016 Census, 7,849 people in the City reported needing help or assistance in one or more of the three core activity areas of self-care, mobility, and communication.
It is estimated that 20 per cent of the City’s population (about 44,000 residents) will experience a mental illness sometime in their lives, which will impact how they think, feel, and behave.
There are more than 50 group homes providing accommodation to people with disability in the City of Stirling and more than 30 disability service providers offering a range of services including personal care and respite.
These figures emphasise how important it is that we consider our residents of all abilities so they feel valued, heard, and engaged in the issues and decisions that matter to them.
Why should people have their say?
Community feedback will help inform the direction and actions of the Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2025. Your ideas can help us better address the access and inclusion needs of the community as a whole, with the aim to addressing identified barriers within the community
Who do you want to hear from?
This is particularly relevant for people with disability or access requirements, family, friends, carers, and disability service providers. We want to hear from all people who live, work or recreate in the City of Stirling and businesses and organisations that have an interest in contributing to the City’s Access and Inclusion Plan.
How can people contribute?
- Complete the online survey (CLOSED)
- Tell your story using the 'Story' tool
- Speak with the City’s Access and Inclusion Officer to complete the survey over the phone or face to face
- Forward a written submission to the City of Stirling at 25 Cedric Street, Stirling WA 6021 or
- Spread the word and let others know about their opportunity to be involved!
What will you do with my feedback?
The feedback received from the Access and Inclusion consultation will guide the direction and actions of the Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2025 and the Implementation Plan.
What does the City of Stirling do?
The City of Stirling is a local government council which delivers services and programs to the community.
These include libraries and community centres, parks and sporting grounds, rubbish and waste collection, events and programs for all ages, and community participation programs like volunteering and tree planting.
What suburbs are in the City of Stirling?
Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Churchlands, Coolbinia, Dianella, Doubleview, Glendalough, Gwelup, Hamersley, Inglewood, Innaloo, Joondanna, Karrinyup, Menora, Mirrabooka, Mount Lawley, Nollamara, North Beach, Osborne Park, Scarborough, Stirling, Trigg, Tuart Hill, Watermans Bay, Wembley, Wembley Downs, Westminster, Woodlands, and Yokine.
1995- The City of Stirling develops its first Disability Services Plan
2015- The current Access and Inclusion Plan 2015-2020 (AIP) was developed
The current plan was named an Access and Inclusion Plan 2015-2020 to encourage the access and inclusion of all people to facilities and services offered by the City. This includes people with disability, adults with young children, delivery people, tourists and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
2018- Review of Access and Inclusion Plan starts
2019- Community engagement starts for review of AIP
Feedback collated and draft plan finalised
Public comment period for final Draft plan
Draft AIP to Department of Communities Disability Services for feedback
Final plan to Council for approval
Approved plan submitted to Department of Communities for endorsement
City of Stirling Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2025 launched
For more information, contact Access and Inclusion Officer, Jenny Petri on (08) 9205 8555 or use the customer enquiry form.