Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

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Council recognises that people with disability are part of the fabric of our community and should have the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society. As such it is important to plan for opportunities that facilitate a shift from segregated to integrated service delivery, mainstream diversity and move beyond minimum compliance.

Council's Disability Access and Inclusion Corporate Plan 2019-2021 (DAIP) aligns the City of West Torrens’ obligations under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 with Council’s internal planning framework and helps to continue the improvement of access to facilities, services and assets that contribute to a quality of life for residents, visitors and employees of the City of West Torrens, using a fair and reasonable approach.


Why we need you

As we near the end of our current Disability Access and Inclusion Corporate Plan 2019 -2021, it is time to start planning for the development of a new plan. To aid in this, we would like to talk to people and organisations with lived experiences in the community. Whether you live with disability, have family who live with disability, or provide services or care for people who live with disability. We want to hear from you.

We particularly want to include the views of the following priority groups:

  • women
  • children
  • Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people
  • culturally and linguistically diverse people.


How to have your say

Provide your feedback by:

  • completing the online survey at the bottom of this page.
  • completing the easy read survey and emailing it or posting it back (details are in the survey document).

All responses must be received by 5pm Thursday 20 May 2021. Council appreciates your feedback and comments.

If you require further information, please contact Emma Pursche, Team Leader Community Development at epursche@wtcc.sa.gov.au or phone 08 8416 6267.


Other ways to get involved

  • sign-up to be part of our DAIP Reference Group in the page's left-hand column.
  • join the discussion forums at the bottom of the page
  • show on the map where are good and bad examples of access and inclusion design in West Torrens
  • tell us your stories


More information

What is access and inclusion?

Access and inclusion makes communities liveable for everyone; this means the ability to move around the community and access facilities, programs and services in an equal and dignified manner. This includes involvement in business, work, education, social and leisure activities.

Access (sometimes referred to as universal access) means that regardless of ability, a person can approach, enter, pass to or from and make use of an area and its facilities, programs and services without assistance.

Planning for access and inclusion involves thinking about design, place and people and how they inter-relate.


Why have a plan?

In accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2018, State authorities must develop and implement a DAIP to include strategies to support people with disability in accordance with guidelines that have been developed. In alignment with the State Disability Plan 'Inclusive SA', areas to address include, but are not limited to:

  • inclusive communities for all
  • leadership and collaboration
  • accessible communities
  • learning and employment.

Planning for disability access and inclusion benefits not only people with disability but also the wider community and councils as organisations and employers.

Council recognises that people with disability are part of the fabric of our community and should have the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society. As such it is important to plan for opportunities that facilitate a shift from segregated to integrated service delivery, mainstream diversity and move beyond minimum compliance.

Council's Disability Access and Inclusion Corporate Plan 2019-2021 (DAIP) aligns the City of West Torrens’ obligations under the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 with Council’s internal planning framework and helps to continue the improvement of access to facilities, services and assets that contribute to a quality of life for residents, visitors and employees of the City of West Torrens, using a fair and reasonable approach.


Why we need you

As we near the end of our current Disability Access and Inclusion Corporate Plan 2019 -2021, it is time to start planning for the development of a new plan. To aid in this, we would like to talk to people and organisations with lived experiences in the community. Whether you live with disability, have family who live with disability, or provide services or care for people who live with disability. We want to hear from you.

We particularly want to include the views of the following priority groups:

  • women
  • children
  • Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people
  • culturally and linguistically diverse people.


How to have your say

Provide your feedback by:

  • completing the online survey at the bottom of this page.
  • completing the easy read survey and emailing it or posting it back (details are in the survey document).

All responses must be received by 5pm Thursday 20 May 2021. Council appreciates your feedback and comments.

If you require further information, please contact Emma Pursche, Team Leader Community Development at epursche@wtcc.sa.gov.au or phone 08 8416 6267.


Other ways to get involved

  • sign-up to be part of our DAIP Reference Group in the page's left-hand column.
  • join the discussion forums at the bottom of the page
  • show on the map where are good and bad examples of access and inclusion design in West Torrens
  • tell us your stories


More information

What is access and inclusion?

Access and inclusion makes communities liveable for everyone; this means the ability to move around the community and access facilities, programs and services in an equal and dignified manner. This includes involvement in business, work, education, social and leisure activities.

Access (sometimes referred to as universal access) means that regardless of ability, a person can approach, enter, pass to or from and make use of an area and its facilities, programs and services without assistance.

Planning for access and inclusion involves thinking about design, place and people and how they inter-relate.


Why have a plan?

In accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2018, State authorities must develop and implement a DAIP to include strategies to support people with disability in accordance with guidelines that have been developed. In alignment with the State Disability Plan 'Inclusive SA', areas to address include, but are not limited to:

  • inclusive communities for all
  • leadership and collaboration
  • accessible communities
  • learning and employment.

Planning for disability access and inclusion benefits not only people with disability but also the wider community and councils as organisations and employers.

  • Disability Access and Inclusion community survey

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    We are preparing a new plan for how we will improve access to programs services and facilities that provide people with disability the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society within West Torrens. The purpose of this survey is to find out from the community how well you think we have been doing towards achieving these aims, particularly in the last two years.


    The survey will be open until 5pm, Thursday 20 May 2021.