The South West Wheels program, introduced as a trial in 2015 in partnership between the Disability Services Commission and the Western Australian Motor Industry Foundation, concluded on 30 June 2017.
With the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across WA, people now have access to individualised supports and services. While the South West Wheels trial concludes at the end of June, families accessing the program will be supported to explore other transport options.
South West Wheels was a collaborative trial program run by The Disability Services Commission and the Western Australian Motor Industry Foundation Inc to trial a different approach to transport for people with disability in the Lower South West.
The program provided a pool of modified and standard vehicles over two years for people with disability to use flexibly to better support their access to the community. The project had vehicles garaged at ‘hubs’ throughout the Lower South West, allowing for flexible use and pick-up/drop off throughout the region.
South West Wheels aimed to provide an additional transport option for people in the Lower South West to participate in community, social, economic and daily life activities. The project aimed to complement, not replace, other forms of transport.