Disability Access & Inclusion Reference Group

The Disability Access & Inclusion Reference Group has an important role regarding matters impacting on Access and Inclusion in the City.

The Reference Group was formed in December 2016 and replaces the former Disability and Street Access Advisory Committees. A key task of the Reference Group is the consultation and implementation of our Disability Action Plan.

The Reference Group members meet every month to consider a full agenda of items and advise the City on access and inclusion within the municipality. This includes identifying barriers to accessibility of goods services and facilities, and commenting on policy and plans that impact on universal access.

The committee is guided by a Terms of Reference. Meetings are chaired by City of Greater Geelong Officers, and run to a structured format to provide a formal forum for discussion of access and inclusion themes in the community. The expertise and feedback provided to the City is a valuable resource in planning and improving services.

Of the current Reference Group 100 per cent of members have a lived experience of disability. Members come from a range of professional backgrounds including architecture, Access Consulting, employment in the disability sector,  leadership training and significant years of disability advocacy.

Page last updated: Monday, 3 September 2018