Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 census, the residential population of the Shire of Kojonup is approximately 1985. In Australia there are 4.4 million people living with a disability. This represents 17.7% of the population (Disability, Ageing and Carers Summary ABS, 2018). Disability is defined as any continuing condition that restricts everyday activities. Examples include intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairment which could reduce the capacity for the person to communicate, socially interact and impede with learning and mobility issues.

If the 17.7% percent of Australian living with a disability is extrapolated onto the Shire of Kojonup’s population, it can be assumed that 351 people within the Shire are living with a disability.

It is a requirement of the WA Disability Services Act (1993) that all local government authorities develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) that outlines the ways in which the authority will ensure that people with disability have equal access to its facilities and services.

The Shire’s commitment to people with disability is encompassed within the “motto” for the whole community:

“One Community, Many Choices”

Please click on the below link to access the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2025 here.