Disability Advisory Committee

The Disability Advisory Committee's (DAC) purpose is to advice Council about improving accessibility and inclusion of people with disability within the municipality. The DAC also provides insight into current and emerging issues affecting local people with disability.

The work of the DAC is linked to the Council Disability Action Plan All Abilities & Access 2022 -2026.

The Disability Advisory Committee (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.

Committee meetings are held every three months, in person and online.

The committee members are people with lived experience of disability, as well as carers and service providers from the City of Maribyrnong.

DAC Members 2023 – 2024

  • Natasha Jones
  • Anna Esther Spiteri
  • Ricki Spencer
  • Lucas D Carroll
  • Kerrie Forber
  • Kathleen May Hitchins
  • Bettina Twyman
  • Helen Marie Farquhar
  • Geoffrey Nornor