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Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee

The Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee (MDAC) provides a link between Council and people with a disability. 

The committee provides strategic advice and advocacy, helping Council to promote social inclusion and participation of people with a disability in the community. 

Committee objectives

The objectives of the committee are to promote the positive image of people with a disability within Maroondah, and provide advice:

  • on policy, programs, service development, research initiatives and planning issues in relation to people with disabilities at a strategic and operational level
  • in relation to strategies for effective consultation and collaboration in Council activities with a diverse range of stakeholders reflective of the Maroondah community
  • in the development and review of the Disability Policy and Action Plan. 

Members

The MDAC consists of a maximum of 14 members and can include the following:

  • people with a disability (maximum of 6 positions)
  • carers of people with a disability, including one who is the carer of a child (2 positions)
  • service provider representatives (minimum 3 positions)
  • Council officer (minimum of 1 position, additional officers may attend as required)
  • Councillors, one of whom will chair the MDAC (2 positions) 
 
MDAC members

Meetings

Meetings are held every 2 months (excluding December and January). 

They are conducted in accordance with meeting procedure principles as prescribed by Maroondah City Council.

Terms of reference

Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (docx, 20KB)

Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (pdf, 117KB) 

Further information

For more information contact our Community Development Officer on 9294 5737 or email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au.

28/07/2017
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