Expression of Interest: Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

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Register to be part of an Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee for South Gippsland.

South Gippsland Shire Council is working to ensure that everyone in our community has equal access to public spaces, goods, services and facilities. To achieve this, Council is creating an Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee to provide and guidance on the following:

  • Access and inclusion issues.
  • Promoting inclusion, access and equity.
  • Development of the Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

About the Committee

The Committee will be made up of 15 members - nine community members with lived experience of barriers to access and inclusion, and five organisational representatives who work with access and inclusion issues.

Who Are We Looking For?

Community Members

People who:

  • Have lived experience of disability or experience caring for someone with a disability.
  • Have lived experience of other barriers to inclusion or experience caring for someone with other barriers to inclusion.
  • Are keen to help make South Gippsland more accessible and inclusive.
  • Can work as part of a team to reach a goal.
  • Can think about access and inclusion from many points of view.
  • Want to contribute to developing the Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

Organisation Representatives

We are looking for organisation representatives who have an access and inclusion focus. This may be organisations that work with:

  • People who have a lived experience of disability or have experience caring for someone with a disability.
  • People who experience barriers to inclusion due to their gender identity, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
  • The LGBTQI+ community.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • People who are neurodivergent.
  • Older Australians.

We are also excited to hear from organisations:

  • Who are keen to help make South Gippsland more accessible and inclusive.
  • That have experience working with other groups outside of their organisation.
  • Who want to contribute to the creation of the Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

I'm Interested. What Do I Do Now?

Community Members

Council will be holding five information sessions (listed on the right-hand-side of this page) across South Gippsland for community members who are interested in being part of the Committee.

At these sessions, Council staff will provide details and information on the Committee itself and provide assistance in completing an Expression of Interest.

Register for an Information Session

Support Workers are more than welcome to attend with you, and help you complete your application. South Gippsland Shire Council's Social Planning Officer Peter Sleeman and other Council staff will also be providing support.

Organisation Representatives

Please complete the survey below to register your interest.

If you know of another organisation that may be interested, please share this with them.

Expressions of Interest close Tuesday 14 May 2024.

Register to be part of an Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee for South Gippsland.

South Gippsland Shire Council is working to ensure that everyone in our community has equal access to public spaces, goods, services and facilities. To achieve this, Council is creating an Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee to provide and guidance on the following:

  • Access and inclusion issues.
  • Promoting inclusion, access and equity.
  • Development of the Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

About the Committee

The Committee will be made up of 15 members - nine community members with lived experience of barriers to access and inclusion, and five organisational representatives who work with access and inclusion issues.

Who Are We Looking For?

Community Members

People who:

  • Have lived experience of disability or experience caring for someone with a disability.
  • Have lived experience of other barriers to inclusion or experience caring for someone with other barriers to inclusion.
  • Are keen to help make South Gippsland more accessible and inclusive.
  • Can work as part of a team to reach a goal.
  • Can think about access and inclusion from many points of view.
  • Want to contribute to developing the Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

Organisation Representatives

We are looking for organisation representatives who have an access and inclusion focus. This may be organisations that work with:

  • People who have a lived experience of disability or have experience caring for someone with a disability.
  • People who experience barriers to inclusion due to their gender identity, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
  • The LGBTQI+ community.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • People who are neurodivergent.
  • Older Australians.

We are also excited to hear from organisations:

  • Who are keen to help make South Gippsland more accessible and inclusive.
  • That have experience working with other groups outside of their organisation.
  • Who want to contribute to the creation of the Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

I'm Interested. What Do I Do Now?

Community Members

Council will be holding five information sessions (listed on the right-hand-side of this page) across South Gippsland for community members who are interested in being part of the Committee.

At these sessions, Council staff will provide details and information on the Committee itself and provide assistance in completing an Expression of Interest.

Register for an Information Session

Support Workers are more than welcome to attend with you, and help you complete your application. South Gippsland Shire Council's Social Planning Officer Peter Sleeman and other Council staff will also be providing support.

Organisation Representatives

Please complete the survey below to register your interest.

If you know of another organisation that may be interested, please share this with them.

Expressions of Interest close Tuesday 14 May 2024.

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