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Posted on 29-Apr-2021
Application Close Date: 16-May-2021

Accessible Transport Advisory Committee

Applications invited for membership of the Accessible Transport Advisory Committee

In line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002, the Victorian Government is committed to building an inclusive community where everyone can reach their full potential. We want to ensure that people with disability can fully and easily access all modes of transport, including public transport, easily navigate their environment and connect with life

The Minister for Public Transport, Hon. Mr Ben Carroll, is seeking applications for members to the Accessible Transport Advisory Committee (ATAC). The following positions are being sought:

  1. ATAC Members.
  2. ATAC Chair.

ATAC's aim is to be a leading source of advice to the Minister  and the Department of Transport on how to improve the accessibility of Victoria's  transport system and how to ensure whole-of-journey accessibility for people of all abilities, attributes and backgrounds, across all of Victoria's regions. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of ATAC and to Victoria's accessibility and inclusion.

ATAC will:

  • Identify current, emerging and/or potential transport accessibility issues affecting or likely to affect people with disability or with mobility issues from a growing, more diverse and ageing Victoria.
  • Engage broadly with relevant organisations and peak bodies, government agencies and the broader community in identifying and investigating transport accessibility issues.
  • Provide accessibility advice on key transport projects, initiatives, policies and strategies.
  • Investigate any matters relating to transport accessibility referred by the transport Minister/s or their department.

Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of up to 24 months by the Minister for Public Transport.

Applications are sought from Victorian residents who:

  • have lived experience of mobility challenges and barriers due to impairment or disability, including invisible disabilities, psychosocial disabilities, neurodiversity, chronic health and mental health issues etc.
  • are part of a vulnerable and/or disadvantaged group, having lived experience of intersectionality (disability combined with systemic disadvantage due to race, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, poverty, care and motherhood, migration etc.)
  • have demonstrated high levels of performance in their fields of endeavour and/or
  • are well-connected in their community.

 

PROPOSED COMPOSITION:

Appointments to Victorian government entities reflect, as far as practicable, the diversity of the Victorian community and draw interest from a range of community members and geographic areas.

It is Government policy that no less than 50 percent of all appointments to paid Victorian Government boards and Victorian courts, be women.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. Aboriginal Victorians, members of culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse communities, members of the LGBTQIA+, young people, people from regional Victoria and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Capacity to engage with stakeholders to analyse issues, balance competing interests and advocate with evidence is highly regarded.

Working knowledge of the regulatory framework around disability rights and disability access standards would be desirable.

More details on the position descriptions attached.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, 16 May 2021

Applicants are required to

  • Upload a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing the questions as noted in either the Chair or the member position descriptions.

For further information about the appointment, any difficulty in lodging your application, or have accessibility requirements please contact Alastair Stewart, Policy and Strategy Manager, Transport Accessibility and Inclusion on 0428 408 017, by using the National Relay Service 133 677 if required, or by emailing transport.accessibility@ptv.vic.gov.au