City of Greater Bendigo


Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

Disability Inclusion Reference Committee

The role of the Committee is to provide general advice to the City and advocate and undertake initiatives that support greater social inclusion of people with a disability.

The Committee will act as a central point for City staff and Councillors when advice is sought on matters relating to the needs and requirements of people with a disability.  The Committee will also assist the City to consider disability when developing policies and strategies and undertaking special projects.

  • Members will be appointed for a 2 year term.  
  • Committee meetings will be held every two months.
  • Some preparation and reading will be required prior to meetings.
  • At times Committee members may be required to visit sites throughout Greater Bendigo to provide consultation and advice on City projects or major developments.
  • Applicants must be prepared to attend an interview as part of the selection process and, if successful, complete an induction session prior to the first meeting of the Committee.

PLEASE NOTE: 

The Committee for this term has now been interviewed and selected

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Youth Council

 

The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council

The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council has commenced its two-year term.

Description of Youth Council

The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council is an advisory and advocacy committee whose role is to represent the voice of young people who live, work and/or study in the City of Greater Bendigo. The Youth Council achieves this by:

  • Providing advice to the City of Greater Bendigo Council on plans, strategies, policies and projects so that they better align to the needs of young people;
  • Engaging with young people to identify their priorities; and
  • Advocating on issues that directly impact young people.

The Youth Council comprises of fifteen to eighteen young people. All Youth Councillors are volunteers.

 

Youth Council Eligibility

To be eligible to be a member of the City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council applicants must:

  • Be between the age of 14 and 24 years (Youth Councillors are required to resign when they turn 25).
  • Live, work and/or study anywhere in Greater Bendigo.
  • Hold a valid Working with Children Check (volunteer level) and Police Check if 18 years and older.

This includes young people from all backgrounds and experiences, living in all areas of Greater Bendigo, who are eager to develop leadership skills, advocate for young people and make a difference in the community.

 

Youth Council Application Process

Youth Council Membership is determined via an application process, this includes a City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council Expression of Interest application addressing selection criteria, an interview, and a referee check.

Applicants will be assessed on their responses to the selection criteria in their Expression of Interest and Interview.

It is a requirement that all volunteers 18 years or over with the City of Greater Bendigo have a valid and successful working with children check and police check 

 

Parental / Guardian consent form

 

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