Wonthaggi,
06
April
2017
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07:28
Australia/Melbourne

Help us improve access in Bass Coast

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Bass Coast Shire Council is calling for nominations from community members for its Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee. This Committee provides advice and guidance to Council on disability related issues and supports development and implementation of Council’s Disability Action Plan.

Nominations for the next two year term of the Committee close 28 April 2017. Committee members must have a good understanding of issues facing people with a disability across Bass Coast.

Each day, people with disability face a range of challenges and issues far different to those encountered by most people.

If you are interested in issues that affect people with disability and have direct experience that could provide useful insights and advice, you may like to nominate for a position on the Bass Coast Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

The Committee is made up of six community representatives and three representatives from organisations as well as Council officers and a Councillor.

Community representatives volunteer their time but may be offered attendance at training or conferences to support them in their role. Meetings are held every two months, there is provision for support for people with disability on the committee.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Councillor Pamela Rothfield, commented on the importance of the committee and its guidance to Council.

“With the NDIS due to be rolled out in our community on 1 October the committee will be a valuable resource in identifying and supporting community information needs,” Cr Rothfiled said.

The committee also supports accessible events such as Social Inclusion week and International Day of People with disability.

For nomination forms or for more information please go to www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/Accessibility or contact the Community Development team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278)