Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee

Purpose and objectives

To provide a formal mechanism for Council to consult with key stakeholders, seek specialist advice and enable community participation in the implementation of the Disability Action Plan, as well as current and future planning to promote inclusion, including people with disability.

The Committee's objectives are to:

  • assist and advise Council regarding key issues in relation to access and inclusion of people with disability, their families and carers
  • assist Council in the review and identification of Council’s current and future disability access and equity issues, including the provision of information and resources to the public
  • advise Council on the implementation of the Disability Action Plan by discussing strategies to reduce barriers, increase economic participation, social participation and local connectedness
  • provide a forum for the discussion of issues or barriers which may impact health, safety, wellbeing and resilience
  • support opportunities to raise awareness and create a platform for leadership to promote inclusive communities.

Meeting frequency

Committee meetings are held 10am-12pm on the fourth Friday of alternate months at the Council Offices at Civic Drive, Greensborough, unless otherwise determined by the Committee.  

Committee period

The current Committee was appointed for a two-year term which commenced on 23 May 2023. 


This Committee is chaired by a Councillor representative who is appointed annually at Council's Extraordinary Meeting held in November.

The Committee comprises the following representatives endorsed by Council:

  • Cr Peter Perkins (Chair)
  • Neville Coutts
  • Diana Warrell
  • Rhonda Bain
  • Sue King
  • Sylvana Scibilia
  • Carol Lee
  • Gina Lloyd-Thomas
  • Aaron Williams
  • Helen Ryan
  • Nicole Coxford
  • Mel Spencer
  • Melanie Keely
  • Aisling McCabe


The agenda for the next Committee meeting is uploaded one week prior to the meeting date. 

Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - Friday 23 February 2024(PDF, 213KB)


Minutes from each Committee meeting are confirmed at the next meeting of the Committee. 

Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 23 February 2024.docx(DOCX, 1MB)