Disability Advisory Committee

To advise Council on service provision and local issues relating to the needs of people with a disability. Particular focus is on ensuring that the provision of goods, services and facilities are provided to people by Council and within the City of Monash, in a manner that does not discriminate against them on the basis that they have or may have a disability.

Appointment of New Committee Members

2019

At its 26 March 2019 meeting, Council endorsed the appointment of the following two people to the Disability Advisory Committee, each for a two year term:

  • Michael Embury
  • Caterina Kasiaras

These new members, in addition to the eight (8) current members and Cr McCluskey and Cr Paterson, will bring this committee up to 12 members reducing the vacancies to four (4 ) vacancies. Officers and the current committee will work together over the coming months to identify potential nominees who would be considered suitable to join the Committee

2018

At its 26 June 2018 meeting, Council endorsed the appointment of the following six people to the Disability Advisory Committee, each for a two year term:

  • Wanda Egerton
  • Smrity Bagga
  • Leanne Grosvenor
  • Zoe Broomhead
  • Ian Cunningham
  • Di Gow

Responsibilities

The Disability Advisory Committee aims to create an understanding, compassionate, and accessible community for Monash community members who are living with a disability.

After identifying barriers and issues which impact on people with a disability, the committee provides Council with advice on how these barriers can be removed and on the A Healthy and Resilient Monash: Integrated Plan 2017-2021. The committee proudly and actively assists Council to promote access and inclusion.

Mayor Shane McCluskey and Cr Rebecca Paterson (substitute representative) are the Councillor Representative on this committee.

This committee's membership consists up to 16 members and include representation from:

  • Council
  • Individuals living or working in Monash
  • Community agencies, organisations and service providers who have a focus on provision of services to people with a disability in  Monash and;
  • Community groups.

Appointments are for a two-year term and members may re-apply for a further two year term.

Terms of Reference

For more information, please see:

Terms of Reference - Disability Advisory Committee (pdf, 84KB)

Membership

  • Mayor Shane McCluskey
  • Cr Rebecca Paterson (substitute representative)
  • Vicki Hayes
  • Helen Houghton
  • Wanda Egerton
  • Smrity Bagga
  • Leanne Grosvenor
  • Zoe Broomhead
  • Ian Cunningham
  • Di Gow
  • Michael Embury
  • Caterina Kasiaras

Meeting Frequency and Duration

This committee meets every two months for approximately two hours.

It is expected that each member attend a minimum of 60% of all meetings.

Contact

Contact Officer: call Barb Wallace, Metro Access Community Development Officer, on 9518 3637 or email Barb.Wallace@monash.vic.gov.au.

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Last updated: 27 March 2019