Join the Disability Advisory Committee

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Maribyrnong City Council is seeking expressions of interest for a vacancy to join its newly reactivated Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).  The DAC provides advice to Council in relation to access, inclusion and services in the community and on implementation of the Disability Action Plan - 'All Abilities & Access' 2022 – 2026.

The purpose of the DAC is to provide strategic advice to Council about improving accessibility and inclusion of people with disability within Council and the City of Maribyrnong. The DAC will also provide insight into current and emerging issues affecting local people with disability.

In addition, the Committee will assist in monitoring the implementation of the newly endorsed Disability Action Plan - 'All Abilities & Access' 2022-2026

The DAC will:

  • Provide advice to Council on issues and barriers that affect local people with disability.
  • Provide advice to Council Departments during policy or project development and other relevant Council activities e.g. upgrading facilities and open space planning.
  • Receive and comment on the progress of specific strategies or plans that encourage inclusive involvement and access of people with disability in Council services, programs and activities.
  • Raise advocacy issues for Council to consider on behalf of the community.
  • Identify and participate on key projects that strengthen community and Council’s commitment to accessible community wellbeing.
  • Monitor the implementation of Council’s Disability Action Plan 2022-2026.
  • Annually appoint a Vice Chairperson.

Membership

The DAC comprises of ten community members. Community members on the DAC include people with disability, carers or service providers who have a significant role in promoting the rights of people with disability within the municipality.

Membership, where possible, has been balanced in regard to age, gender and ethnicity. Membership will be for a period of two years.

Closing Date

Applications close 5pm Friday 1 March 2024

More information

For further information please email communitydevelopment@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Accessibility

If you would like a more accessible format, please call us on 9688 0200 or email:

communityengagement@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

If you need an interpreter, call 131 450

The National Relay Service is available as a phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.