Access and inclusion (disability)

The City of Fremantle community has a strong sense of identity and is characterised by the celebration of diversity. We are committed to making continual improvements to ensure that buildings, facilities, services, events, information and employment opportunities are available to all community members – including those who have a disability.

2016-2020 Access and Inclusion Plan

We have reviewed the 2011-2015 City of Fremantle Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and consulted with residents, visitors and staff about access and inclusion in the City. The City of Fremantle's 2016-2020 Access and Inclusion Plan (pdf or word version also available) has now been adopted by council and endorsed by Disability Services Commission. A Summary of the 2016-2020 Access and Inclusion Plan has also been developed (pdf or word version also available).

  

2016-2020 Access and Inclusion Plan (pdf or word version)                            Summary 2016-2020 Access and Inclusion Plan (pdf or word version)

The City has developed an Implementation Plan (pdf or word version also available) which outlines a strategic approach to improve access and inclusion for people with disability over the next five years. The actions of this plan will also benefit seniors, people with temporary injuries and parents with young children in prams.

 

Disabled Surfers Association

Despite the rain, thunder and lightning and having to end the last two Lets Go Surfing day early, we’ve still been having a heap of fun with Disabled Surfers Association WA Perth!

There are still two more (hopefully sunny) events this summer:

Saturday 20 February 2016

Saturday 19 March 2016

Venue: Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club Leighton Beach new car park.

Registration: 9.00 am to 10.30 am with a safety briefing at 9.30 am. Free barbeque and presentations will be held at 1.00 pm with the event wrapping up at approximately 2.00 pm.

Volunteers are needed from 6.00 am to assist with the event set up.

Telephone Bruce on 0408 552 071 or visit the Disabled Surfers Association website.

Access all arts: Access and audio description tours

DADAA has launched its Access All Arts program for 2016! The exciting program of Audio Description and Access Tours increase access to arts and cultural activities for people who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind.

Some of Perth's major theatres and biggest events  will be covered, including these shows in Fremantle:

Fremantle Street Arts Festival: 27 and 28 March 2016 (FREE event).

The Little Prince at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: 14 April 2016.

SPLAT! (Children’s Puppet Show) at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: 7 July 2016.

Fremantle Festival Parade: Date TBC (FREE event).

View the full program and find out how to book on the DADAA website

 

Nexus Arts Grant 2016 is now open

The Nexus Arts Grant is funded through a grant received from the Disability Services Commission. There are 3 funding categories for grants of up to $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000.

The Nexus Arts Grant has been designed for young people with disability aged 16-25.  Young artists from metropolitan and regional WA looking to extend their artistic interests, including those who are studying art in educational institutions or participating in post school options programs which facilitate art workshops, are encouraged to apply for this funding.

The aim of the Nexus Arts Grant is to provide young people with disability who have been creating art the opportunity to further build their skills in their arts practice in order to achieve their full potential. The grant also aims to provide arts opportunities for emerging young artists with disability, including school leavers wishing to develop their careers as artists in their chosen art form. It is intended that as a result of the Nexus Arts Grant the arts skills developed will potentially allow each recipient to further their arts practice, increase their portfolio, and strive to become artists in their own right.

The information booklet and application form for the grant is available from DADAA's website. The grant round closes at 5pm on Monday, 14 March 2016.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Homer either via email nexusartsgrant@dadaa.org.au or by telephone 9430 6616.

Disability Awareness Week in Fremantle

Thanks for everyone who participated in the City’s Disability Awareness Week! A special mention goes to the colourful TRU Kolors dance group who entertained us in Kings Square and the Aboriginal artists Greg Barr, Brooke Mathew and Kerina White who displayed their works at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre for visitors to enjoy.

Freo Club

The Freo Club is a group of adults with disability who meet on Wednesday evenings for social participation and recreation. The club takes place at The Meeting Place and other community locations such as bowling, movies, parks and restaurants. It is funded by the Disability Services Commission and run by the City of Fremantle. Members pay a small fee to attend as well as for dinner.

Contact 

Access and Inclusion (Disability) Officer
Town Hall Centre
8 William Street, Fremantle
T 08 9432 9999
TTY 08 9432 9777
E info@fremantle.wa.gov.au