Make a difference in our community

Published on 07 January 2016

Mildura Rural City Council is calling on community minded people to come forward and join two significant advisory committees in 2016.

The Disability Access Advisory Committee and the Aboriginal Action Committee have both been in place for a number of years and provide Council important touch-points within the community.

MRCC Disability Access Advisory Committee (DAAC)

The DAAC is looking for individuals who have experience in providing care for people with a disability or who have a disability themselves, and who want to have a say in future disability planning in our region.

Community Development and Safety portfolio Councillor Ali Cupper said the purpose of this committee is to help Council identify any barriers to participation and inclusion in our community for people with a disability and to help work through these issues and find solutions.

“This is a really important group and we’re keen to get people who deal with accessibility issues on a daily basis to join in and have a say,” Cr Cupper said.  “Our members in the past have been very passionate about making sure we have a truly inclusive community and we want to see this continue.

“It’s a fantastic team to get involved with and you can see the differences they make in really tangible ways.”

People who are interested in joining the DAAC can contact Council’s Rural Access Officer, Jeni Snadden on (03) 5018 8100 or jeni.snadden@mildura.vic.gov.au with Expressions of Interest open now and closing at 4pm on Thursday 28 January 2016.

MRCC Aboriginal Action Committee (AAC)

Council’s AAC is also calling local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take up two community positions which have become vacant.

The ACC works with Council and provides recommendations, support and advice on all issues relating to our indigenous community.

“I’ve had quite a lot of involvement with the AAC over the past three years and I really want to encourage anyone from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to think about joining,” Cr Cupper said. 

“The AAC works hard to ensure Council and community projects consider our traditional land owners and recognise their culture and contributions where ever possible.”

“Last year the AAC were instrumental in the development of Council’s first Reconciliation Action Plan and this year, they will continue to work through this plan to see real outcomes.”

Further information about joining the AAC is available from Council’s Social Inclusion Officer, Saurav Shrestha on (03) 5018 8100 or saurav.shrestha@mildura.vic.gov.au with Expressions of Interest opening on Friday 15 January and closing at 4pm on Friday 29 January 2016.

“I really hope to see lots of enthusiastic people nominate for these great roles,” Cr Cupper said.  “It’s a fantastic way for anyone to get involved in Local Government and help affect change locally.”

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