Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is seeking nominations to fill 13 positions for the new term of the Regional Access and Disability Advisory Committee (RADAC).

RADAC chair Cr Tim McMahon said Council welcomed expressions of interest from people across the region who wished to serve on the voluntary committee.

Cr McMahon, TRC’s Environment and Community Services portfolio leader, said the advisory committee’s role was to represent the interests of people with a disability or access issues and inform Council about the extent of these issues and suggested solutions.

“I encourage people who want the chance to articulate problems and solve issues to nominate for the vacant positions by July 10,” Cr McMahon said.

“It is important for Council to listen to ideas and recommendations from people in the disability sector and from other community groups who often feel isolated or marginalised.

“Apart from physical barriers, we need to be mindful of social and cultural issues that affect how people interact with others.

“I also see the committee as a vehicle for promoting a better understanding of these issues to the wider community and upholding the human rights of everyone involved in the disability sector.

“The committee provides support and advice to Council around the ongoing implementation of Council’s Access and Equity Plan 2016-21.”

Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month from 10.30am-12.30pm, except for public holidays.

Interested applicants from regional areas are encouraged to apply. Some assistance may be available for transport.

Enquiries and/or submission of expressions of interest can be emailed to info@tr.qld.gov.au or posted to Toowoomba Regional Council, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba, Qld, 4350.

Please outline your previous experience. Applications close at 5pm on Friday, July 10.

The term of the Regional Access & Disability Advisory committee will end in July 2022.

Applicants are encouraged to read through the Terms of Reference and position description. Please refer to www.tr.qld.gov.au/advisorycommittees

Enquiries can be directed to 131 872.