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Help to promote inclusion

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February 15, 2018

Greater Shepparton City Council neighbourhoods manager Amanda Tingay is seeking nominations for the city's disability advisory committee.

Greater Shepparton City Council is on the lookout for residents passionate about helping to promote access, inclusion and affecting positive changes relating to disability.

The council is calling for nominations from residents interested in joining the city’s disability advisory committee.

The group provides assistance to council on ways to promote access and inclusion and advises on a number of different items, including the broad issue of disability in the community.

Council’s neighbourhoods manager Amanda Tingay said there were up to 11 positions available, with nine resident positions open and two service provider positions open.

Committee members would be elected for a three-year term, with the group meeting at least 10 times annually from February to December.

‘‘There are positions available for nominated people with disabilities, industry service providers and a nominated councillor,’’ a council statement said. ‘‘Council staff also offers administration support for the committee.’’

Ms Tingay described it as a great opportunity for people to actively contribute to positive changes relating to disability in the community.

‘‘I hope that a few of the current committee members will be interested in continuing their contribution to the committee,’’ she said. ‘‘One of the activities the committee will be involved in will be the completion of the universal access and inclusion plan and its adoption by the council.’’

Nominations for appointment to the committee will be received until 5pm on Friday, March 2. Nomination forms and more information is available on the council’s website at www.greater shepparton.com.au

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