Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    Infrastructure grants open doors to access

    9/10/2015 8:25 AM
     
    • $673,422 in grants to support community access and inclusion
    • 23 community infrastructure projects funded across WA

    People with disability across the State will benefit from 23 grants worth $673,422 announced this week by Disability Services Minister Helen Morton.

     

    Among the grant recipients is disability arts provider DADAA, which will receive more than $40,000 in this latest round of the State Government's Community Infrastructure Grants program.

     

    The money will be used to buy equipment that delivers live verbal commentary at plays, concerts or other events via personal headsets.

     

    Mrs Morton said the grant to DADAA was a great example of how the program supported the Government's Count Me In strategy to improve community access and inclusion for people with disability.

     

    "Once the equipment has been purchased, it will be able to be taken it anywhere and installed at almost any venue," she said.

     

    "The grants, which are delivered through the Disability Services Commission and range from $4,380 to $55,000, are for high-priority, disability specific projects that meet community needs and will have a positive impact for people with disability.

     

    "They include a broad range of projects, such as installation of ramps, accessibility upgrades to parks and recreational centres and the installation of an accessible toilet. Six grants were provided for the installation of automatic doors in buildings such as post offices and community centres."

     

    The Shire of Capel will receive $55,000 to install a bird's nest swing and other play equipment for a new all-abilities playground in its new civic precinct.

     

    The grants are administered by the Western Australian Local Government Association. Projects will start shortly and be completed by April 2017.

     

    Fact File

    • The Community Infrastructure Grants program reflects the Government's Count Me In vision that all people live in welcoming communities which facilitate citizenship, friendship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone
    • For more information, visit http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/

    Minister's office - 6552 6900

     

    Community Infrastructure Grants recipients.pdf