Disability Inclusion & Access Advisory Committee

The Committee provides advice and assistance to Kingborough Council on access issues, in particular, in the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and regular evaluation of Council’s Access Action Plan.

Nominations for community representatives 2022-2023

Nominations are now sought from Kingborough residents who are interested in disability and access issues for the Disability Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee for a two year term from 2022 to 2023.

Meetings are usually held on a bi-monthly basis.

Nominations can be lodged via the online nomination form and information sheet.    Email: kc@kingborough.tas.gov.au 

Objectives

  • Being a point of consultation on issues regarding Council activities and projects and how they impact on the access needs of the community.
  • Identify priorities each year, within the allocated budget to improve access for all in parks, streetscapes, and Council buildings and facilities.
  • Raise access concerns related to Council’s roles and functions on behalf of Kingborough Council.
    Identifying and advising Council and others of access issues in Kingborough.
  • Promote the rights of people with a disability to be treated in a manner that enhances dignity, independence and equality of service to Council.
  • Assist in the provision of Disability Awareness Training to Council officers, Committee members and other identified groups where appropriate.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures relating to access.
  • Facilitate and oversee regular evaluation of the implementation of Council’s Action Plan.

The Committee meets every two months.

Chairperson – Mayor Paula Wriedt

Resources

Committee Documents

Minutes: