Help shape an accessible Peninsula
Published on 09 February 2021
Mornington Peninsula Shire invites community minded people with lived experience of disability to join our Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).
Committee members are asked to give feedback on upcoming plans and projects the Shire is working on to make sure they are inclusive of people with disabilities.
Committee membership is made up of a majority of people with a disability, up to two carers or close family members of someone with a disability and up to two people from a community group or organisation with a demonstrated interest in supporting people with a disability.
There are also Shire officers and two Councillors who support the committee. Meetings are held monthly, currently online during COVID-19 restrictions.
Applicants must be willing to work with the other committee members on a range of access and inclusion initiatives.
Mornington Peninsula Shire would like to thank all current and past members of Disability Advisory Committee for their hard work and dedication to date.
Expressions of Interest must be received by Tuesday 9 March 2021.
If you are interested in becoming a DAC member please contact us. You will be asked to answer some questions to support your application and invited to attend an introductory workshop.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor
“We encourage people who can provide a varied mix of views and interests to apply. We’re committed to improving disability access and inclusion on our Peninsula.”
Quotes attributable to Disability Advisory Committee delegate and Seawinds Ward Councillor Kerri McCafferty
“An important part of our work as a Council is to support people with a disability, by continually working alongside them to achieve equality in terms of accessibility within the community.”
Quotes attributable to Disability Advisory Committee delegate and Watson Ward Councillor Paul Mercurio
“If you’re a person with a disability who is looking to become more involved in your community then the Disability Advisory Committee would like to hear from you.”
To express your interest or find out more about joining the Disability Advisory Committee:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phone: 5950 1630
For more information visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/dac
Hard copy forms can be sent to:
Mornington Peninsula Shire Disability Advisory Committee
c/o Social Planning and Community Development Unit
Private Bag 1000
Help with filling out the form is available upon request.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also contact us through the National Relay Service.
TTY users can phone 13 3677 (NRS) then ask for 03 5950 1630.
Internet relay users can connect using https://www.iprelay.com.au and quote 03 5950 1630