All Abilities Advisory Committee

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Council’s All Abilities Advisory Committee (AAAC) advises Council on how to improve access and inclusion for people of all abilities in the Surf Coast Shire community.

The Committee is made up of community members, representatives from service organisations, Council officers and a Councillor Representative. Committee members represent the interests of people with a disability who live, work, study or recreate in Surf Coast Shire.

The Committee meets six times per year and advises Council on the Accessible and Inclusive Surf Coast Shire Strategic Plan 2014-24, as well as other relevant Council projects, policies, and plans.

The Committee is guided by a Terms of Reference, with meetings chaired by a community chairperson and run to a structured format.

The expertise of Committee members is a valuable resource which assists Council in working towards a number of our strategic goals, including:

  • Enabling people of all abilities actively participate, socialise and have fun in the community and contribute to local decision making.

  • Providing accessible, flexible, people-centric services and information, responsive to the needs of people with a disability, their families and carers.

  • Actively promoting the importance of inclusion for all, addressing discriminatory attitudes, and supporting inclusive practices.

The Committee has been running since 2002, and members are appointed for 3 year terms.