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Wellington Disability Advisory Committee

The Wellington Disability Advisory Committee is formed by Council as an unincorporated advisory group operating under these Terms of Reference. The committee provides advice to Council regarding accessibility and inclusion matters concerning communities across Wellington Shire.

Wellington Shire Council is recruiting for a new Disability Advisory Committee to provide advice to Council on accessibility and inclusion matters that concern communities across Wellington Shire.

Applications for the Wellington Disability Advisory Committee are are currently closed. If you have any questions about the Wellington Disability Advisory Committee please email disability@wellington.vic.gov.au.

We have put together some useful FAQs about the Disability Advisory Committee below, please read on.

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Wellington Disability Advisory Committee FAQs

What will members of the Disability Advisory Committee be expected to do?

Committee members are required to attend meetings to provide Council with advice and suggestions to improve access and inclusion for people living with or caring for someone living with a disability.

Community representatives will also be invited to attend site accessibility visits at council facilities as required.

How often will the Disability Advisory Committee meet?

Wellington Disability Advisory Committee will meet four times a year. Meetings are likely to be held in Sale on Wednesdays during the day.

Who can make an application to the Disability Advisory Committee?

Council welcomes applications by people living with a disability who regularly spend time in Wellington Shire, or from residents who are family members or carers of people with a disability in Wellington Shire. Residents with experience, expertise or an interest in issues affecting people with a disability will also be considered.

Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal people, women, people from LGBTIQ+ communities, young people and people from culturally diverse communities.

How do I apply?

Applications for the Wellington Disability Advisory Committee are currently closed.

If you are interested in being involved, please contact the Senior Community Development Officer by calling 5142 3098, 0499 860 355 or disability@wellington.vic.gov.au.

What is the selection process?

Council will open applications for the Wellington Disability Advisory Committee when required. Prospective applicants are required to attend an informal meeting with council staff.

Selected community representatives will be required to undergo registration and induction as Council volunteers, including applying for a Working With Children Check and National Police Check, with associated costs for the checks reimbursed by Council.

Upon completing registration and induction, successful applicants will be provided a formal written offer of appointment. Community representatives are appointed for a term of three years, commencing from the date of formal appointment.

Wellington Low Cost / No Cost Activities Guide (Second Edition)

This booklet can help you plan fun activities in Wellington Shire.

Talking Transport

Talking Transport is a joint initiative between Wellington Shire's Transport Connections and Rural Access projects in partnership with the Wellington Regional Communication Service (Scope). A number of resources have been developed to ensure public and private transport services in our shire are more accessible for people with complex communication needs. Resources include pictorial taxi communication boards and bus timetables.

Pictorial bus timetables have been developed for the North and South bus services in Sale and pictorial taxi boards have been designed for use on the Sale-Maffra taxi services. The bus timetables pictorially represent each stop on the relevant bus route, combined with an easy to navigate timetable showing which services utilise a low floor bus. It is now easy to explain to your driver where you wish to alight.

All of the picture resources can be adapted to suit individual requirements by cutting out sections to make into key rings or credit size cards to keep in your wallet for convenience.

Mobility Maps

Our Easy Access Mobility Maps provide relevant information for people with limited mobility to enable safe and accessible paths of travel and effective travel planning when visiting our region. The maps include the central business area, accessible facilities and, where appropriate, tourist attractions, for Maffra, Heyfield, Sale, Stratford, Rosedale and Yarram.

Business Accessibility

The Good Access IS Good Business guide explains how businesses can attract more customers by providing better access to a business. Focusing on four ways to improve access:

  1. Make it easy for people to find you
  2. Make it easy for people to get in
  3. Make it easy for people to get around
  4. Make the most of customer service

Accessible Tourism in Gippsland

This Accessible Tourism in Gippsland website gives details of how more people can enjoy the opportunity to travel and experience all that is Gippsland tourism. Accessible tourism is about ensuring tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age.

For further information and inspiration on Gippsland's diverse range of accessible visitor experiences and accommodation options, take a look at the Accessible Gippsland - Inspiring Visitor Experiences brochure.

Recharge Points

A Recharge Point is a place where people can go to recharge their mobility scooter or motorised wheelchair when they are out in their community. People can be confident that they can recharge their battery when it is low and get home safely.

People say they feel increased safety, social connection and that they no longer afraid they will be stranded by a flat battery. The Wellington Recharge Brochure tells you where the Recharge points are Wellington Shire. The Recharge Scheme is a national scheme and you can find recharge points across Australia on the Recharge Finder website.

The 'Tradies' and Renovators Guide to Good Access (Access for all made easy)

This booklet is for renovators, builders and developers. It provides practical information about how access improvements to the built environment can meet the varying access needs of people.

Design that incorporates good access provides an environment that is safer, easier to move around and live in.

Everyone benefits from good access: parents of young children in prams, people with temporary injuries, older people and people with disabilities.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The 'National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)' provides individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS provides a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed by people with a disability, to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life.

For information regarding the NDIS please visit the NDIS website.

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Monday, January 23, 2023