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Community Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (CAIAC)

Our Community Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (CAIAC) provide feedback and make recommendations that help us to ensure the City of Bayswater is a place of equal opportunity for everyone in our community regardless of their race, disability, age, religion or education level.

They advise us on the the implementation of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, the Age Friendly Strategy and other related City plans and strategies.The CAIAC help us to ensure our entire community have access to services, information and facilities in accordance with the Disability Services Act 1993 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

This is a new advisory committee recently initiated by the City's Council to broaden the scope of the previous Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) Advisory Committee. The committee will provide a focus on a broader range of strategic access and inclusion matters (covering people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities). 

    CAIAC Terms of Reference

    For more information on the CAIAC, please contact the Community Development team on (08) 9272 0658.

     

    Services available

    We have a range of services available that can help people in our community with disabilities, their families and/or carers:

    ACROD Parking Program

    The ACROD Parking Program supports Western Australians with severe walking restrictions.

    To find out more about this program, including eligibility requirements, please visit www.acrod.org.au or call 9242 5544.

    Employment opportunities and work experience/placements

    The City of Bayswater is an equal opportunity employer.

    For current employment opportunities, please visit our Employment and Careers page.

    For work experience and student placement queries, please give our People, Culture and Safety team a call on (08) 9272 0622.

    Recharge Scheme

    The Recharge Scheme ensures people using gophers, scooters and electric wheelchairs within the City have access to recharge facilities.

    People using electric mobility devices can park next to a designated recharge point and recharge their vehicle at no cost.

    Recharge points are installed at the following City of Bayswater facilities:

    • The RISE - 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands
    • Bayswater Public Library - 25 King William Street, Bayswater
    • Bayswater Waves - Cnr Broun Avenue and Priestly Street, Embleton
    • City of Bayswater Civic Centre - 61 Broun Avenue, Morley.

    For a full list of all of the locations of recharge points in the Australia, please visit http://www.rechargescheme.org.au

    If you have any queries, please call us on (08) 9272 0658.

    Have a Go Day

    Have a Go Day is our annual event celebrating social inclusion and connecting our residents to community groups and clubs. The event features cultural, leisure and recreation activities, music, sport, arts, entertainment, food stalls, prizes and much more.

    For any queries relating to Have a Go Day, email inclusion@bayswater.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9272 0658.

    National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide reasonable and necessary support for Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability.

    For more information visit the official NDIS website, or telephone 1800 800 110.

    Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)

    Our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan helps us make sure people in our community with a disability have equal access to functions, facilities, services and information.  

    Read the disability access and inclusion plan

    Our access and inclusion plans and strategies have a focus on:

    • internal changes within the organisation - initiatives such as cultural or disability awareness training for staff, increasing workforce diversity and ensuring City services/programs are accessible and inclusive for all
    • programs delivered to the community - accessible events, schemes and initiatives
    • advocacy for access and inclusion across the community and to all tiers of government.

    Tell us what you think

    Your feedback helps us to make Bayswater a better place to be part of for people with disabilities. If you have ideas on how we can improve in anything we do, or even things we aren't doing and you think we should be, please contact us at mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au, call 9272 0622 or use the Local Eye app to share them with us. 

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