Volunteers needed to advocate for people with disabilities

02 July 2014

The Albury Access Committee is urgently seeking volunteers to help advocate for important accessibility issues including pedestrian safety and improved access to buildings.

The volunteer-based committee comprises people with a disability or an interest in disability issues. Its role is to advise Council on barriers that prevent people with disabilities participating in programs, services and facilities across the city.

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack said that the committee has around 10 members who meet regularly, but more are needed to represent and advocate for people who may be affected by a range of conditions.

"This committee has a really important role to play in helping us address important accessibility issues across the city," Mayor Mack said.

Initiatives of the Access Committee include liaising with the Chamber of Commerce on accessibility, research and development of strategies relating to people with a disability and running activities and events in conjunction with AlburyCity.

"Access Committee members have insight and awareness about accessibility issues that helps Council make decisions when carrying out alterations to Council buildings or improvements to the streetscape," Mayor Mack said.

People with a disability, people who care for someone with a disability or have an interest and work in the disability sector are invited to apply.

For further information, contact Maralee Vogel at AlburyCity on: (02) 6023 8111.