Access & Inclusion Plan 2020-24

We're reviewing our Access and Inclusion Plan, a strategic approach to improve access and inclusion for people over the next four years.


The City of Fremantle is committed to making continual improvements to ensure that buildings, facilities, services, events, information and employment opportunities are available to all community members.

Barriers to access can affect how included and welcome we feel, and whether we’re able to connect with and participate in community life.

As an example, you might experience barriers to access and inclusion if you:

  • have a disability or care for someone who does
  • have young children or use a pram
  • come from a non-English speaking background
  • are aged, or use mobility aids
  • have a temporary injury
  • or a range of other circumstances.

Good access benefits everyone in the community.

To find out more about access and inclusion in the City of Fremantle you can visit our website by clicking here or visiting fremantle.wa.gov.au/access-inclusion


Community Workshops

Do you want to tell us your thoughts in person? You can register to attend one of our free Community Workshops:

  • 9:30am – 12:30pm, Thursday 12 March 2020, WA Maritime Museum OR
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Thursday 12 March 2020, WA Maritime Museum

Registration for these workshops is essential, please click here to save your place. There is no cost to attend.

The workshops will involve a presentation and discussion of each of the Access & Inclusion Plan outcome areas:

  • access to events and services
  • access to buildings and facilities
  • information from the City
  • customer service from City staff
  • making a complaint to the City
  • participating in City engagement and consultation
  • employment with the City
  • raising awareness of disability, access and inclusion related issues within Fremantle.

You can provide as much or as little input as you would like. The workshop is not compulsory and you can provide comments on this project in other ways.


Please share your thoughts below before 5:00pm, Wednesday 18 March 2020.

To download a hard copy of the survey, click here or visit the document library.

We're reviewing our Access and Inclusion Plan, a strategic approach to improve access and inclusion for people over the next four years.


The City of Fremantle is committed to making continual improvements to ensure that buildings, facilities, services, events, information and employment opportunities are available to all community members.

Barriers to access can affect how included and welcome we feel, and whether we’re able to connect with and participate in community life.

As an example, you might experience barriers to access and inclusion if you:

  • have a disability or care for someone who does
  • have young children or use a pram
  • come from a non-English speaking background
  • are aged, or use mobility aids
  • have a temporary injury
  • or a range of other circumstances.

Good access benefits everyone in the community.

To find out more about access and inclusion in the City of Fremantle you can visit our website by clicking here or visiting fremantle.wa.gov.au/access-inclusion


Community Workshops

Do you want to tell us your thoughts in person? You can register to attend one of our free Community Workshops:

  • 9:30am – 12:30pm, Thursday 12 March 2020, WA Maritime Museum OR
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Thursday 12 March 2020, WA Maritime Museum

Registration for these workshops is essential, please click here to save your place. There is no cost to attend.

The workshops will involve a presentation and discussion of each of the Access & Inclusion Plan outcome areas:

  • access to events and services
  • access to buildings and facilities
  • information from the City
  • customer service from City staff
  • making a complaint to the City
  • participating in City engagement and consultation
  • employment with the City
  • raising awareness of disability, access and inclusion related issues within Fremantle.

You can provide as much or as little input as you would like. The workshop is not compulsory and you can provide comments on this project in other ways.


Please share your thoughts below before 5:00pm, Wednesday 18 March 2020.

To download a hard copy of the survey, click here or visit the document library.

  • Project temporarily suspended

    4 days ago

    The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the City's operations and on the ways we can engage with the community. It's important that everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute to the Access and Inclusion Plan, including those who can't participate in online comment options.

    We also recognise that people have a number of pressing priorities right now that might affect their ability to provide input. As a result and in order to develop the best possible plan, we're postponing work and further engagement on the new plan for now.

    If you'd like to know when we're resuming this project, you can check this page for updates, or subscribe on this page to follow this project. We look forward to getting your input on the draft plan at a later stage.

    The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the City's operations and on the ways we can engage with the community. It's important that everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute to the Access and Inclusion Plan, including those who can't participate in online comment options.

    We also recognise that people have a number of pressing priorities right now that might affect their ability to provide input. As a result and in order to develop the best possible plan, we're postponing work and further engagement on the new plan for now.

    If you'd like to know when we're resuming this project, you can check this page for updates, or subscribe on this page to follow this project. We look forward to getting your input on the draft plan at a later stage.

  • Review of previous engagements

    4 months ago

    As part of the review, we're looking at access & inclusion-related comments made during other recent City engagements, including on the Age Friendly City Plan, Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan and the Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan.

    A number of these respondents liked the diversity of the Fremantle community, the public transport network and Fremantle's proximity to facilities. Key themes that arose as important for accessibility and inclusion into the future included:

    Infrastructure

    • Good, flexible public transport systems
    • Accessible pathways that are well signed, even and unobstructed
    • Accessible road crossings and intersections (roads are busy and time given to cross isn’t long enough)

    Social inclusion

    • Events and activities for people of all ages, including active events and options for people on a reduced income
    • A sense of social connection, community and inclusiveness and opportunities to participate, including being part of groups etc
    • Maintaining and encouraging diversity
    • Supporting aboriginal people with disability
    • A sense of safety and security, including good lighting

    Facilities

    • Ability to easily access facilities such as supermarkets, health services and community services (library, banking, post office etc)
    • The need for accessible public toilets within the CBD.
    These comments will also be taken into consideration when reviewing the Access & Inclusion plan.

    As part of the review, we're looking at access & inclusion-related comments made during other recent City engagements, including on the Age Friendly City Plan, Walyalup Reconciliation Action Plan and the Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan.

    A number of these respondents liked the diversity of the Fremantle community, the public transport network and Fremantle's proximity to facilities. Key themes that arose as important for accessibility and inclusion into the future included:

    Infrastructure

    • Good, flexible public transport systems
    • Accessible pathways that are well signed, even and unobstructed
    • Accessible road crossings and intersections (roads are busy and time given to cross isn’t long enough)

    Social inclusion

    • Events and activities for people of all ages, including active events and options for people on a reduced income
    • A sense of social connection, community and inclusiveness and opportunities to participate, including being part of groups etc
    • Maintaining and encouraging diversity
    • Supporting aboriginal people with disability
    • A sense of safety and security, including good lighting

    Facilities

    • Ability to easily access facilities such as supermarkets, health services and community services (library, banking, post office etc)
    • The need for accessible public toilets within the CBD.
    These comments will also be taken into consideration when reviewing the Access & Inclusion plan.