The Community Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (CAIAC) considers and makes recommendations on the implementation of the City's:
• Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP);
• Age Friendly Strategy; and
• Other City plans and strategies with a focus on community access and inclusion.
The CAIAC ensures that all members of the community regardless of their race, disability, age, religion or education level have access to all Council services, information and facilities, in accordance with the Disability Services Act 1993 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
This is a new advisory committee recently initiated by Council to broaden the scope of the previous Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) Advisory Committee. The committee will provide a focus on a broader range of strategic access and inclusion matters (covering people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities).This reflects recent trends in the community and disability sectors.
The City's access and inclusion plans and strategies have a focus on:
• Internal changes within the organisation - initiatives such as cultural or disability awareness training for staff, increasing workforce diversity and ensuring City services/programs are accessible and inclusive for all;
• Programs delivered to the community - accessible events, schemes and initiatives; and
• Advocacy for access and inclusion across the community and to all tiers of government.
Community Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee - Terms of Reference
For more information on the CAIAC, please contact the Community Development team on (08) 9272 0658.