Disability Access and Inclusion Awareness Program for High Schools

To raise awareness for people with a disability the Shire of Harvey hosted two wheelchair workshops for High School Children at the Leschenault Leisure Centre and the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre.

Amber Merrit, who is a Paralympic Silver Medalist for Basketball, facilitated fun and action-packed workshops for students of Australind High School and Harvey Senior High School. The students not only had a great time but learnt hands on what it was like to be confined to a wheel chair.  There were a multitude of questions asked and the students found stories of the Olympic Village and all the injuries Amber has sustained through training fascinating.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022

The Shire of Harvey  is strongly committed to ensuring that all community members have the opportunity to take part in local activities and have fair access to Shire of Harvey community programs, events, services and resources. The DAIP aims to enhance access to these services through specific strategies and tasks which are outlined in the Implementation Plan. Through greater participation we can create stronger communities and enjoy the great facilities, services and activities that the Shire has to offer.

In working to achieve this, the Shire of Harvey has developed a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) in consultation with key stakeholders and the community. It has been produced in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and has been formally approved by the Disability Services Commission. This input has enabled the Shire to identify priority areas for the period 2017 to 2022. The opportunity to provide feedback or suggestions will continue to be welcomed as this plan is implemented over the five year period.

Although the DAIP has a strong focus on access and inclusion for people with disabilty, its aim is to benefit all members of the community. Access and inclusion is for everyone.

To view the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 please click below:

DAIP 2017 to 2022 docx

The document is also available to view at the following locations:

  • Shire of Harvey Offices – located at Harvey and Australind
  • Libraries – located at Harvey, Australind, Binningup and Yarloop

To obtain a large print or audio version of this plan, please contact Stella Johnson, Community Development Officer on 9729 0308 or email: stellaj@harvey.wa.gov.au

For more information and details of services for people with disability, please visit the Disability Services Commission’s website.

To learn more about what the Shire of Harvey does to improve access, please visit the following pages of our website:

Have Your Say – An opportunity for you to raise any issues in relation to access and inclusion within the Shire of Harvey.

Toilets, Facilities and Buildings – Information about our buildings and facilities. Links to the Toilet Map for the Shire of Harvey.

Recreation, Tourism and Services – Information on local services and free access for carers.

Community Initiatives – Information about past, present and future projects.

Footpaths and Walkability – Information about the ‘walkability’ of the Shire and how to report any issues with a footpath.

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Community Initiatives

Footpaths and Walkability

Have Your Say

Recreation, Tourism and Services

Toilets, Facilities and Buildings