The Disability Advisory Committee known as the 'DAC' is a voluntary advisory committee to Council and the community. It provides advice on things that matter to people with disability in East Gippsland. It seeks to maximise the contribution being made by Council and its partners by working with a common agenda to create a more inclusive and accessible region.
The Committee is made up of people with disability, people who are family members or carers of a person with disability, and service providers. It also includes Councillors and Council staff. The members draw on their knowledge and experience to advise and help Council consult and engage with the community on its plans, strategies and investments relating to improving access and inclusion.
The Committee is voluntary and meets bimonthly. Appointment is for a two-year period. Please refer to the Disability Advisory Committee Terms of Reference for a detailed overview of its scope and activities.
Expressions of interest are being sort for community members looking to join the Disability Advisory Committee in the next term 2022-24.
The Committee’s main goal is to represent the community and to give advice to Council on access and inclusion issues.
Council is looking for people with a lived experience of disability, carers, disability sector professionals and community members.
The Committee is voluntary and meets every two months. Phone-link provisions can be made to ensure remote areas of East Gippsland are represented.
Committee members are expected to maintain standards of behaviours and practice in line with our Code of Conduct for Volunteers.
Nominations close Monday 17 January at 5.00 pm
For more information please contact Rural Access Project Officer on (03) 5153 9500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The DASIP aims to make East Gippsland a leader in promoting and developing communities that value diversity and encourage belonging and understanding.
In East Gippsland, diversity covers all aspects of individuals and communities identities: gender, language, ethnicity and culture, Aboriginality, abilities, where we live, age, our beliefs, socio-economic factors and sexual orientation.
Diversity is what makes our communities strong and is critical to the health and wellbeing of our residents and social and economic sustainability.
Download the Diversity Access and Social Inclusion Plan.
East Gippsland Disability Service Providers and contact Details in Easy English.
The Easy English resources support people with disabilities, disability services providers, mainstream organisations and businesses to locate and access disability services in East Gippsland.
Do you know or can you identify a vulnerable person within your community? Is this person in a position to care for him or herself in time of an emergency?
See the Vulnerable Persons Register information for further details.
East Gippsland’s RECHARGE Scheme™ lets you recharge your electric scooter and wheelchair while you are away from home. This helps you plan your trip and you can feel more confident getting to and from your destination, knowing support is available.
Mobility Maps have been developed for Paynesville, Mallacoota, Omeo. Orbost, Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale.
Maps encompass the CBD and provide relevant information to support people with a disability, people with reduced mobility and older people to plan their visit or access the town. Key infrastructure and services identified in the maps include accessible toilets, accessible parking and several other features based on community feedback.
Maps can be downloaded below.
Mobility maps will be reviewed regularly, feedback is greatly appreciated and an important part of the updating process. For more information contact Council’s Rural Access Project Officer on 5153 9500.