Disability and Inclusion Committee

The Disability and Inclusion Committee provides us with advice and information on inclusion, access, equity and human rights issues facing people with disabilities. Challenges, barriers, opportunities and aspirations are of primary concern.

Read the full committee terms of reference(PDF, 375KB).

Objectives

  • Provide feedback and advice on our policies, plans, services and projects that have an affect on people with disabilities.
  • Provide advice on government initiatives, programs and reviews that have an affect on people with disabilities.
  • Advocate for people with disabilities.
  • Help us promote the benefits of diversity and enhance understanding about the barriers to equality facing people with disabilities.
  • Provide advice in relation to its communication, engagement and consultation with people with disabilities.
  • Monitor the implementation of our disability action plan for 2022-2025.

Membership

The committee consists of:

  • up to 12 community members, inclusive of carers and family members
  • 1 councillor
  • up to 3 agency, service provider and organisational members.

Representation on the committee will reflect the:

  • diverse range of interests and experience, providing a balance of perspectives
  • community demographics
  • geographic diversity of Banyule.

Our staff are not considered members of the committee, but a specific officer is assigned to the committee to provide executive support and will be the key contact for all members.

Community and organisational members

Committee positions are voluntary and may be held for a 2-year term. Representation will be sought from a recruitment process specified in the terms of reference.

The committee will consist of:

  • up to 12 local residents who meet the selection criteria
  • up to 3 representatives from community organisations, agencies and service providers who meet the selection criteria.

Contact

For more information, contact Michael Uniacke at Michael.Uniacke@banyule.vic.gov.au