City welcomes new plan for access and inclusion

Media Release 28 April 2023

A special HOME Karawara Community Dinner was held on Wednesday 26 April 2023 to help launch the City's inaugural Access and Inclusion Plan (AIP) 2022-2027.

The plan replaces the City’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2016-2021 and takes an expanded approach towards creating a more accessible and inclusive community for all people. 

This includes, but is not limited to, people with a disability, young people, the elderly, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, disadvantaged people, and people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The AIP will also promote gender equality.

At the launch, Mayor Greg Milner said the City was committed to creating an accessible, welcoming and inclusive community.

“We are delighted with the outcome of the City’s extensive community consultation and my thanks goes to everyone who provided feedback and contributed to developing the AIP,” he said.

“This plan will guide the City’s decision-making and approach to community infrastructure design, facilities and the programs and services we deliver to benefit everyone in our community.”

The City’s 2022 Volunteer of the Year Josh Serafini, who feeds hundreds of people each week through his charity food program – of which the City is a partner organisation – helped launch the AIP as part of the HOME Karawara Community Dinner.

Volunteers with Josh’s Food Relief Program prepared a freshly cooked dinner for around 120 guests, who have an opportunity to attend HOME Karawara Community Dinners each quarter to help bring people together to share a free meal and build connections in our community. 

The Access and Inclusion Plan 2022-2027 can be viewed here or hard copies are available from the City’s Civic Centre or South Perth and Manning libraries.

To find out more about local support or community development opportunities, please call 9474 0000 or email

The HOME Karawara Food Relief program is supported by the City of South Perth, SecondBite, Lifestreams Christian Church and the Royal Perth Golf Club.

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