Devonport residents are being encouraged to help make a positive difference in their community by being part of the Devonport City Council’s Access and Inclusion Working Group.
Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff said Council reopened expressions of interest for the working group and is looking for an additional four members.
Cr Rockliff said the group was targeted at Devonport residents with disability or their immediate carer/support person, and members of recognised advocacy organisations representing local residents.
“Council is urging residents in our community that are looking to help shape our city in a positive way, to get in touch with us today,” Cr Rockliff said.
“Council has a strong role in supporting, encouraging, facilitating, and advocating for community participation opportunities to enable greater inclusion.
“For those interested in joining this working group, this is such a rewarding experience to advocate on behalf of people with a disability to ensure that the community is inclusive and has an awareness of the issues those members of our community are facing.”
Cr Rockliff said Council’s Disability Inclusion Plan 2020-25, focuses on actions identified by people with disability, community stakeholders and Council, which targets four areas including participation and inclusion, communication and awareness, buildings and facilities and parking and mobility.
Those interested in submitting an expression of interest should read the Terms of Reference which can be found on Council’s website at https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/council/your-council/special-interest-groups/
To view Council’s Disability Inclusion Plan 2020-25 visit https://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/wpfd_file/disability-inclusion-plan-2020-2025/
Expressions of interest can be submitted to Council via email at [email protected] or contact Danielle O’Brien on 6424 0511.