Wanneroo engages with disability service providers

A Workpower staff member carrying out planting at Lake Badgerup, Wanneroo.

THE City of Wanneroo’s commitment to building an inclusive and cohesive community that celebrates diversity is evident through its contracts with two Western Australian disability enterprises.

In May the city awarded a new contract to Workpower, which provides opportunities for people with all abilities.

The contract will see Workpower employees carry out tree planting and maintenance services at offset sites, conservation reserves and foreshore reserves throughout the city.

The contract is for two years, with two further 12-month options at $375,000 a year.

The city holds another contract with Workpower for the supply and installation of coir matting, at a contract value of about $45,000 a year.

Intelife Group is a disability enterprise the city has engaged to deliver the barbecue cleaning services across the city’s parks and reserves.

The city is finalising a new 12-month contract to continue this service in 2019-20 at about $195,000, after it was successfully carried out over the past year.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the contracts were awarded in line with the city’s access and inclusion plan and purchasing policy.

“One of the priorities in the access and inclusion plan is increasing opportunities for residents living with a disability – especially employment opportunities,” she said.

“We know how important it is to give everyone a fair go, so I am very pleased the city has engaged with these disability service providers.”