Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (AIAC)

Council’s Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee was established by City of Darwin to ensure equity of access to people with disability with regard to Council procedures, services and facilities.

The Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee meets five times per year and its main objectives are:

  • To monitor the implementation of Council’s Community Access Plan under the Disability Discrimination Act.
  • To keep Council informed of standards and legislation that may impact on Council’s provision of services and facilities.
  • To identify actions which Council may take to improve access on Council property.
  • To monitor the progress of requests and complaints associated with access issues.
  • To provide information to the community on disability issues through various publications, promotions and public forums.

The current Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee members for the term ending 30 June 2018 are:

Alderman Simon Niblock Elected Member, City of Darwin
Alderman Robin Knox Elected Member, City of Darwin
Deborah Bampton Community Representative
Lynne Strathie Community Representative
Cassandra Jevdenijevic Community Representative
Julie Forrest-Davis Community Representative
Vacant Specialist Representative, Department of Lands and Planning
Vacant Specialist Representative, Council on the Ageing (COTA) NT
Susan Burns Specialist Representative, National Disability Services NT
Jennifer Harlock Specialist Representative, Building Advisory Services
Vacant Specialist Representative, Department of Transport
Nik Kleine City of Darwin
Tahlia Joy City of Darwin (committee secretary)

For more information on Council’s Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee, please contact the Community Inclusion Coordinator on 8930 0645 or darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au