The role of the Committee is to provide general advice to the City and advocate and undertake initiatives that support greater social inclusion of people with a disability.
What does the Committee do?
The Committee will act as a central point for City staff and Councillors when advice is sought on matters relating to the needs and requirements of people with a disability. The Committee will also assist the City to consider disability when developing policies and strategies and undertaking special projects.
Who should apply to be a member?
We are looking for community members who are:
- People with a disability
- Unpaid carers of people with a disability
- Representatives from local disability-specific agencies
- Representatives from local organisations or networks that have influence on social inclusion for people with a disability
The City encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all abilities.
Past and outgoing members of the Committee can apply.
What are the time commitments?
Members will be appointed for a two-year term.
Committee meetings will be held every two months.
Some preparation and reading will be required prior to meetings.
At times Committee members may be required to visit sites throughout Greater Bendigo to provide consultation and advice on City projects or major developments.
Applicants must be prepared to attend an interview as part of the selection process and, if successful, complete an induction session prior to the first meeting of the Committee.