Access and Inclusion

Inclusive Communities Plan

Work is being undertaken on our Inclusive Communities Plan which provides an integrated, whole-of-Council approach and commitment to strengthen inclusion and access for all. The new Disability Inclusion Act 2018 requires us to have a plan which needs to include strategies to support people with disabilities in the following areas:

• Access to built environs, events and facilities
• Access to information and communications
• Addressing the specific needs of people with disability in its programs and services
• Employment

The Plan will have reporting requirements to the State Government on a regular basis. At the moment we are reviewing the feedback received during our first round of consultation. During Autumn we will be running further engagement about the plan, and will be inviting feedback from the community about the work we have done so far. If you would like to have access to the next version of the plan, please contact Leanne Davis-King, Community Services Leader on 8405 6705 or leanne.davisking@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

Our previous Disability Action Plan, below, has now expired and will be replaced with the Inclusive Communities Plan when it is completed.

Beach Access Mats

Beach Access is something many people take for granted.  Access to local beaches can be limited and sometimes impossible for members of the community who have additional mobility requirements.  The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is working collaboratively with the public to improve access to key locations for people with disabilities

Our Beach Access mats provide a safer path of travel than the usual beach access points and are suitable for wheelchairs, gophers, prams, walking frames and crutches, as well as providing a clear path of egress for those with visual impairments. They are also helpful for older dogs to be able to access the beach for physical activity.

Changing Places at Parks Library

Parks Library has the first accredited Changing Places in South Australia. With an adult change table and tracking hoist system, this space helps individuals and their carers to participate in the social life of our community. The Changing Places also features a nature-inspired ceiling design in colours which are both calming and soothing.

Facilities:

  • adult change table
  • tracking hoist system
  • peninsula toilet
  • privacy curtain

The facility is accessible using a MLAK key (a key is also available from the Customer Service Desk).

View our opening hours and you can find out more about Changing Places Australia.

Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK)

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield will be using MLAK to secure entry in some public spaces. This includes some of our accessible toilet facilities.

MLAK is a security system that enables people with disabilities to gain 24/7 access to a network of public facilities all across Australia.

You can apply for your own key * by visiting the Master Locksmiths Association of Australia web page and completing the application form.

*MLAK keys cost $20 including GST and applications will need to be validated.

Eligibility is restricted to people who have a disability or have written authority from:

  • a doctor
  • a disability organisation
  • community health centre
  • the owner or management of a building with an accessible toilet on site

If you do not have your own key there will be a notice posted at each facility to let you know where you can borrow one.

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.
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