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Access and Equity Advisory Committee

The City of Kingston has supported and promoted Access and Equity in Kingston since 2000. The committee was originally established as a Multicultural Advisory Committee in response to community consultation that highlighted a need for Council to develop stronger relationships with its diverse community. The committee was then later expanded to include issues faced by people with disabilities and Aboriginal people.The committee works under a social justice framework based on the concepts of human rights and equality.

Our Aim

We work toward a sustainable, equal and more inclusive community.

Who we support

Aboriginal people, people with a disability, people from multicultural backgrounds.

What we do

  • Promote an inclusive and equitable community.
  • Respond to community needs to develop partnerships between community and Council.
  • Advise Council about access and equity issues.
  • Provide grant money to community groups.

Why we do it

  • All people have access to opportunities and services as a basic human right.
  • For people from Aboriginal and multicultural backgrounds and people with a disability to participate fully in the life of the community.

How we work

The Access and Equity Advisory Committee focuses on issues of concern for Aboriginal people, people with a disability, and people from multicultural backgrounds. Three sub-committees focus on each individual group.

The Access and Equity Advisory Committee meets every second month at Clarinda Community Centre (February, April, June, August, October and December). Contact the Community Development Team on 9581 4783 if you would like to attend a meeting.

The sub-committees meet every in March, May, July, September and November at different locations. Contact the Community Development Team on 9581 4783 to attend a meeting for the Aboriginal or Multicultural sub-committee. Contact the Community Wellbeing Team on 9581 4807 to attend a meeting with the Disability Sub Committee.

The meetings are open for community members to attend and discuss an issue.

Access and Equity Grants

The Access and Equity Advisory Grants program assists community groups and organisations deliver services and program to people with disabilities and people from multicultural and Aboriginal backgrounds.

Grants of up to $1000 are available to help newly formed groups get started, or strengthen the ability of existing groups to provide support to their members.

The Access and Equity Grants Program is divided into two categories:

  • Start-Up Grants - Available to groups that are at the beginning of setting up and are attempting to formalise into incorporated bodies.
  • Access Grants -  Available to groups which are established and enable people from multicultural or Indigenous backgrounds, or people with a disability to participate in local community life.

Available to groups which are established and enable people from multicultural or Indigenous backgrounds, or people with a disability to participate in local community life.

Available to groups that are at the beginning of setting up and are attempting to formalise into incorporated bodies.Available to groups which are established and enable people from multicultural or Indigenous backgrounds, or people with a disability to participate in local community life.

Contact Us

For more information about Access and Equity, please the Community Engagement Team on:
Phone:           9581 4783
Email:             community@kingston.vic.gov.au

 

 

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