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Have your say! City of Bunbury Disability, Access and Inclusion Plan

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Published 23 August 2022, updated 01 September 2022

The City of Bunbury is undertaking an important process to develop its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2023-2028, and community involvement is vital.

The DAIP is one of the City’s most crucial documents, outlining its ongoing commitment to facilitating accessibility and inclusion for people with disability through improvement of access to buildings, facilities, services and information.

While it is a high priority for the City, it is also a requirement under the Disability Services Act for a review of the DAIP at least every five years.

DAIPs help in planning and implementing improvements and strategies to enhance access and inclusion across seven outcome areas in services and events, building and facilities, information, quality of service, complaints, consultation processes and employment.

They benefit not only people with disability, but the elderly, young parents and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the broader community.

The City is about to kick-off an extensive community consultation process to obtain feedback on the current barriers and strengths relating to accessibility and inclusion in Bunbury.

Throughout September, the community will have the opportunity to complete an online or in-person survey or attend a number of community workshops and sessions.

The City’s Community Partnerships Officer for Inclusion will also be available for one-on-one chats and pop-up survey sessions at suitable locations, including service providers.

Community Consultation Workshops are scheduled:

Thursday 1 September 9am to 12.30pm
9am registration
Morning tea provided
City of Bunbury Function Room – 4 Stephen Street Bunbury

Thursday 8 September 4pm to 7.15pm
4pm registration
Supper provided
City of Bunbury Function Room – 4 Stephen Street Bunbury

Thursday 15 September 9am to 12.30pm
9am registration
Moring tea provided
City of Bunbury Function Room – 4 Stephen Street Bunbury
Auslan provided at this workshop.

Please RSVP to any of the workshops to Community Partnerships Officer – Inclusion, Sue Alexander on salexander@bunbury.wa.gov.au or 0437 194 862.

Pop-up survey sessions will also be held across the following days and locations:

  • Tuesday 6 September, 9.30am to 12.30pm at Bunbury Public Library
  • Thursday 8 September, 9am to 11am at South West Sports Centre
  • Tuesday 13 September, 9.30am to 12.30pm at Withers Community Library
  • Monday 19 September, 9.30am to 12.30pm at Bunbury Geographe Seniors and Community Centre

Additional sessions at local service providers will be advertised and promoted to the community once confirmed.

A number of static survey stations will be located across Bunbury, including the City of Bunbury Administration Building, Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre and South West Sports Centre, with additional service provider locations to be confirmed in the near future.

One-on-one consultation or support group consultation sessions are also available via phone, virtually or in-person and can be booked by contacting Community Partnerships Officer – Inclusion, Sue Alexander on salexander@bunbury.wa.gov.au or 0437 194 862.

The City’s Disability Access and Inclusion Committee and Co-Design Access Panel will be involved throughout the consultation process and review of the DAIP.

Have your say online via Community Connect