Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is seeking nominations to fill two positions on the Regional Access and Disability Advisory Committee (RADAC).

RADAC chair Cr Tim McMahon said Council was calling on residents with a passion for disability and access issues to lodge a nomination 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 January 28,” 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.”

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, January 28.

The current term of the Regional Access & Disability Advisory committee will end in March 2024.

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.