Paul Omodei

Paul Omodei


    Dardanup Shire wins access award

    29/11/2000 12:44 PM

    The Shire of Dardanup has won a major award for improving access for residents with disabilities.

    The shire won the Disability Services Commission’s 2000 Action on Access Award in Local Government (for a small local authority) for a range of access improvements to buildings.

    These included Brailled signs, audio-loop, accessible toilets and parking and for responding to the needs of a resident with disabilities by installing a pathway and accessible grill to allow safe access to local shops.

    Disability Services Minister Paul Omodei said disability touched the lives of more than half a million Western Australians - or one in three of the population - and access barriers effectively excluded people with disabilities and their families from services and facilities the rest of the community took for granted.

    “Access improvement is an area where the whole community can make a difference towards full community participation for people with disabilities,” the Minister said.

    “Local governments throughout Western Australia have played a leading role in access improvement and the shire is to be congratulated for the way it has responded to the needs of its local community.”

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