Kingborough Council’s Disability Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee is currently looking for new members to be part of this important group which provides advice and assistance to Kingborough Council on disability access and inclusiveness.
The committee meets once every two months and is made up of individuals who have lived experience of disability or who work for organisations that provide services to people with disability.
The committee works to promote the rights of people with a disability to contribute and take part fully in public life by identifying obstacles and ways to address them.
Cr Paula Wriedt, Chair of the Disability Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee said, the committee would love to hear from people who feel they want to help make a difference concerning the rights and contributions of people with a disability.
“Accessibility isn’t just about meeting minimum standards, it’s about creating spaces that are inclusive and welcoming to the diversity of individuals that make up our community.
“The Committee has been very active in the past few years with many initiatives, including the accessible beach matting at Kingston Beach and the Changing Places facility at the Community Hub.
We also provide advice to Council on infrastructure around the municipality that can be upgraded to enable greater accessibility.
“Becoming a member of the committee can be a rewarding experience as we develop ways to level the playing field for people with a disability and work towards providing fairer conditions for all.
“If you have lived experience of disability, are caring for someone with disability and/or work or volunteer for a service provider in the Kingborough area we would value your nomination to become part of the committee.
For more information https://www.kingborough.tas.gov.au/council/committees/ and contact Council’s Community Development Officer on 6211 8200 or email email@example.com.