Shire receives second nod for inclusive employment

Margaret River Recreation Centre employee, Brooke McQueen on the coffee machine. Photo: Supplied
Margaret River Recreation Centre employee, Brooke McQueen on the coffee machine. Photo: Supplied

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has been recognised for its inclusivity through employment for the second time at the Local Government Professional WA Awards Night.

The Lighthouse Regional CEO Leadership Award recognises achievements of WA local governments in seeking to increase the employment of people with disability in within local government.

Presented at the Annual State Conference Gala Dinner and Awards Night, the award recognises CEO leadership within a local government that has resulted in a demonstrable increase in employment of people with disability.

"We acknowledge that as one of the largest providers of employment in the community we have an important role to help upskill community members experiencing access barriers to employment," said Shire CEO Stephanie Addison-Brown.

"Through the Shire's Access and Inclusion Plan we aim to improve opportunities for all people with diverse abilities and backgrounds to obtain and maintain employment with the Shire," she said.

To discuss access and inclusion strategies with the Shire, contact the Community Development team on 9780 5255 or by email at amrshire@amrshire.wa.gov.au.