The role of the Disability Advisory Committee provides information, advice and guidance to Council at both a strategic and operational level on universal access and mainstream participation of people with disability and ongoing support to Council in ensuring that disability rights are integrated into the core business of Council.
What does the committee do?
The committee may provide advice and be consulted on the following:
- The provision of forums for the discussion of contemporary issues affecting the well-being of people with disabilities and their carers;
- Any proposed strategies, programs, services and initiatives developed by all levels of Government and Non-Government Organisations to respond to access and inclusion issues;
- Community development initiatives across the City of Yarra;
- Systemic advocacy issues;
- Development, implementation and review of Council’s Access and Inclusion Policy and Strategy;
- Review of Council’s plans, strategies and policies;
- Accessible and inclusive Council services, programs and events;
- Council’s major capital works and infrastructure;
- Influence community attitude and perceptions
Who are the committee members?
The following Councillors were appointed to the committee in November 2020 for a one year term:
In addition to the appointed Councillors, membership comprises 12 community members reflect the widest access and inclusion perspectives of people with a disability, and their families and carers.
Terms of reference
You can download and read the Disability Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.