Help break down access barriers
We’re looking for local people with lived experience of disability to help us improve access and inclusion and make Bayside better for everyone.
Expressions of interest to join the Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee are now open until 13 June 2022.
After a one-year pilot program, Council is continuing the Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee permanently. The Committee is formed by 10 community members with lived experience of disability and two elected Councillors.
Many members of the pilot Committee will be continuing on, but there will be a small number of vacancies which brings a great opportunity to further diversify the Committee’s membership.
Bayside Mayor, Cr Alex del Porto said the Committee provides invaluable advice to Council ensuring we hear directly from community members with diverse abilities. “By involving more local people with lived experience of a disability in projects as they are planned, we can make even more progress in improving access for all.
“Everyone benefits from improvements for people with a disability, especially older residents, young families with prams, and anyone with an injury – and that’s all of us at some stage of our lives.”
The Advisory Committee meets up to six times a year to hear about proposed projects, discuss challenges and opportunities, and provide advice from a disability perspective. In its first year, the Committee helped to develop Council’s Disability Action Plan (2021- 2025) and will continue to monitor its implementation.
Find out more online or call Andrew Shannon, Inclusion Officer, on 9599 4676.