Annual General Meeting of Electors

The Shire of Harvey will hold its Annual General Meeting of Electors in the Harvey Council Chambers on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, commencing at 2.30pm. Click for more information. 

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Access and Inclusion Plan

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Even Better, Together

The Shire of Harvey’s Access and Inclusion Plan Even Better, Together 2021-2026 was developed in co-design with our community, including people living with a disability, family members, service providers, support groups and key organisations.

The Shire of Harvey’s Access and Inclusion Plan, Even Better, Together 2021-2026  was adopted by Council on 27 July 2021 and sets the Shire’s commitment to their ongoing vision of becoming the most accessible community in regional Western Australia.

This plan can be made available to you in alternative formats. If you would like to request a format or provide feedback, please contact our Community Development Team.

Watch this short video about our initiatives and accomplishments in the Access and Inclusion space.

Our Access Community
  • People living with a disability
  • People living with chronic conditions
  • Ageing population
  • Parents of young children
  • People with language barriers
  • Organisations and service providers
  • People providing support or care for a person with a disability or chronic illness
Guiding Principles
  • Empowerment: We strive to provide opportunities that empower our access community to build capacity and contribute to key decisions.
  • Awareness: We seek to raise awareness and understanding of the experiences of our access community.
  • Engagement: We value the voice and viewpoints of our access community and ensure that continued opportunities to engage are provided.
  • Partnerships: We work in partnership with our community to build capacity, develop innovative projects and seek funding towards goals.
  • Co-Design: We work collaboratively with our access community in developing projects and initiatives that affect thier quality of life.
  • Universal Design: We ensure universal design principles are applied towards the Shire's future developments and projects.
Legislative Framework

Western Australian Local Government have a legislative requirement under the Disability services Act 1993 to develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). The DAIP assists the Shire of Harvey to plan and implement improvements to access and inclusion across seven outcome areas. 

  • Outcome 1: People with disability have the same opportunities as others to access the services of, and any event held by a public authority.
  • Outcome 2: People with disability have the same opportunities as others to access the buildings and facilities of a public authority.
  • Outcome 3: People with disability receive information from a public authority in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as others.
  • Outcome 4: People with disability receive the same level and quality of service as others from a public authority.
  • Outcome 5: People with disability have the same opportunities as others to make complaints to a public authority.
  • Outcome 6: People with disability have the same opportunities as others to participate in any consultation held by a public authority.
  • Outcome 7: People with disability have the same opportunities as others to obtain and maintain employment with a public authority.
Overarching Goals

The Shire of Harvey's Access and Inclusion Plan 2021-2026 includes overarching goals aimed at empowering our access community through providing opportunities to participate, contribute and thrive. These goals provide a key opportunity to address the needs of our access community outside of the legislative DAIP outcomes.

Goals:

  1. Community Participation: Our community provides accessible services, events and activities that encourage social and community participation by people of all abilities.
  2. Community Capacity Building: Our community helps us to understand and access support when we need it.
  3. Accessible Communications and Information: Our community provides opportunities for all abilities to be connected to information and communications.
  4. Inclusive Placemaking and Co-Design: Our community provides opportunities for all abilities to be connected to information and communications.
  5. Access to Opportunity: Our community provides access to meaningful employment and education opportunities for people of all abilities.
Priority Projects
  1. Current facilities and future developments built to standard
  2. Inclusive Placemaking
  3. Access and Inclusion Touchpoints
  4. Access and Inclusion Ambassador Program
  5. Alternative Communications