Expressions of interest

Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel

The City of Sydney established the Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel to provide expert advice on improving inclusion for people with disability. To ensure fresh representation, we are seeking 5 new members to join the panel in 2018.

Becoming a panel member is an opportunity to help shape and improve the lives of people with disability who visit, live and work in the City of Sydney local area. The panel's advice to the City includes strategic planning, policy development, submission writing, sustainability, community consultation and information provision. Some of the current panel's achievements include:

  • Being instrumental in the development of the Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2017–2021 providing guidance on actions that will contribute to meaningful outcomes for people with disability in the physical environment, economically and socially.
  • Providing advice on major projects such as the public domain design around George Street light rail, Hyde Park upgrades and new community facilities in Green Square.
  • Commenting on major strategies during public consultation including the Creative City discussion paper, economic development strategy and public toilet strategy.
  • Actively engaging in consultation on projects outside panel meetings such as New Year's Eve step free maps, legible Sydney wayfinding strategy with specific advice on tactile signs and feedback on urban furniture designs.
  • Providing input into designing a new city centre access map, which is currently under development, to help make the city more accessible and to provide accessibility information to help planning.
  • Identifying the range and scope of issues that will need to be considered when the City begins developing a policy on accessibility in the public domain.

You can also review the panel's meeting summaries, which provide more information about the panel's work to date.

Applicant information

Expressions of interest for membership of the Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel are now open.

Your expertise as a person with disability, family member or carer, or worker or academic in the disability sector will make you a valued member of the panel.

You can download the information pack, which includes an application form and the panel's terms of reference for more information.

To apply, download the application form, complete it and post it to:

Hannah Schulz-Fulham
Policy and Program Development Officer 
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001

Or you can email it to

Applications close 5pm Friday 29 September 2017.

Accessible versions

The application form and terms of reference are available for download in Word, Easy English and large print.

Braille format is available on request. We can also provide the information in other accessible formats or other languages on request.

To request the documents in an alternative format, please contact:

Hannah Schulz-Fulham
02 9265 9333


Vision Australia has recorded an audio version of the panel's terms of reference. The recording has been divided into 13 separate audio files according to main headings.

01 Terms of reference Preamble - Listen/Download MP3 (1.2 MB)

02 Terms of reference Objectives - Listen/Download MP3 (189kb)

03 Terms of reference Strategy - Listen/Download MP3 (365kb)

04 Terms of reference Limitation of Authority - Listen/Download MP3 (412kb)

05 Terms of reference Principle - Listen/Download MP3 (279kb)

06 Terms of reference Membership - Listen/Download MP3 (418kb)

07 Terms of reference Recruitment - Listen/Download MP3 (697kb)

08 Terms of reference Selection Criteria - Listen/Download MP3 (802kb)

09 Terms of reference Chair - Listen/Download MP3 (148.6kb)

10 Terms of reference Term of Membership - Listen/Download MP3 (266kb)

11 Terms of reference Meeting Administration and Protocol - Listen/Download MP3 (1.6 MB)

12 Terms of reference Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation - Listen/Download MP3 (291kb)

13 Terms of reference Review - Listen/Download MP3 (158kb)

Last updated: Monday, 11 September 2017