Help shape an accessible peninsula

Published on 15 May 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is calling on community minded individuals or representatives from local organisations/groups to join its All Abilities Consultative Committee (AACC).

The committee works with the Shire to improve access to services, programs and infrastructure for people with disabilities on the Mornington Peninsula.

Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “Council is committed to shaping an inclusive community that’s accessible to all peninsula residents.

“We encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to apply, including anyone with a disability, family members or carers, who can provide a diverse mix of community views and interests”.

Council’s representative for the All Abilities Consultative Committee and Seawinds Ward Councillor Antonella Celi said “close to 18% of the population live with some form of disability or impairment therefore it is important that Council encourages active participation in community life by facilitating connection and inclusion for people with a disability”.

Committee meetings are held every two months, with working group meetings in between, usually held in Mornington. Applicants will need to attend an interview, be available to attend monthly meetings and 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 the All Abilities Consultative Committee for their hard work and dedication to date.

Expressions of Interest close Friday 8 June.

For an Expression of Interest form:

Email: access@mornpen.vic.gov.au or

Phone: 5950 1630

For more information on the AACC visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/aacc

Hard copy forms can be sent to:

Mornington Peninsula Shire All Abilities Consultative Committee

c/o Social Planning and Community Development Unit

Private Bag 1000

Rosebud 3939

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 iprelay.com.au and quote 03 5950 1630