Inclusive communities are where all members feel valued and have the opportunity to fully participate in the life of that community. In simple terms, a socially inclusive community is one in which everyone can enjoy the opportunity of participation be it in sport, culture, work or learning; where more people are ‘one of us’ than ‘one of them’.

Disability Access and Inclusion

Local Governments possess a high level of expertise in disability service provision and have policies and processes in place to promote and increase access and participation. Western Australian Local Governments have a legislative requirement to develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) under the Disability Services Act 1993. Read more here.

Changing Places

WALGA delivered the Changing Places program in partnership with the Department of Communities, Disability Services and National Disability Services WA to provide funding to Local Government to support the construction of a network of Changing Places across Western Australia. Read more here.

Age Friendly Communities

Age friendly communities are those that are inclusive and accessible for people of all ages. This encompasses spaces and places and programs and initiatives that make a community better for all residents - from children and young people to seniors. Read more here.

CALD Communities

Local Governments have a significant role to play in ensuring that all refugees and new migrants feel welcomed and included; understand their rights and responsibilities; participate in our democracy and are supported with appropriate services in the local community. Read more here.