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Maroondah Access, Inclusion and Equity Advisory Committee

The Maroondah Access, Inclusion and Equity Advisory Committee provides advice to Council to inform activities on a range of issues relating to community access, inclusion and equity.

The Committee is one of four Council Advisory Committees that provide advice and input on social issues and support the work of Council in working towards the community vision outlined in Maroondah 2040: Our future together.

It operates in partnership with community, government and resident stakeholders on social issues, initiatives and services concerning (but not limited to): emergency relief, homelessness, cultural and linguistic diverse communities, indigenous and reconciliation matters, LBGTIQ+ community, gender equity, hoarding and squalor, social inclusion, affordable housing and interfaith matters.

Role of the committee

The Maroondah Access, Inclusion and Equity Advisory Committee exists to:

  • Advance the social policy and community wellbeing related “Key Directions” within Maroondah 2040: Our Future Together.
  • Advise Council on the development, implementation and review of the Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan, and associated action plans, social policies and related strategic documents.
  • To work towards building partnerships that enhance community wellbeing, promote liveability and address social harms.
  • To establish a collaborative partnership between Council and key community stakeholders.
  • To inform and advise Council on key policy issues relating to their portfolio.
  • To provide input into the development of strategy, policy, partnership activities and advocacy efforts in relation to community policy issues in Maroondah.
  • To act as the peak Council advisory governance body on access, inclusion and equity.

Members

The committee consists of:

  • three Councillors, appointed annually by Council
  • a minimum of eight representatives from local community service agency partners
  • a maximum of four community representatives. These appointments are made through an expression of interest process for a four-year term
  • Council officers to provide administrative support and technical advice.

Meetings

Meetings are held 3 to 4 times each year and are conducted in accordance with meeting procedure principles as prescribed by Maroondah City Council.

As part of their responsibilities, committee members also provide input to stakeholder engagement activities to the support the strategic activities of Council.

Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan 

A key role of this Committee is to advise and provide input to Council on the development, implementation and review of the Maroondah Health and Wellbeing Plan, and associated action plans, social policies and related strategic documents.

Terms of reference

Maroondah Access, Inclusion and Equity Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (pdf, 275KB)

Maroondah Access, Inclusion and Equity Advisory Committee Terms of Reference  (docx, 282KB)

Further information

For more information contact Council’s Integrated Planning team on 1300 88 22 33 or email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

18/12/2020
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