About the board
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. Ben Carroll is seeking applications for three members to the Accessible Transport Advisory Committee (ATAC).
ATAC's aim is to be a leading source of advice to the Minister and the Department of Transport and Planning 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's responsibilities include to:
- 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.
About the role
Key responsibilities for ATAC members include:
- Preparing for and respectfully participating in meetings.
- Timely responding to requests from the Chair for input to or comment on submissions, discussion papers, and reports.
- Timely responding to requests from the ATAC Secretariat to progress admin/secretarial tasks and to all ATAC related correspondence.
- Participating in sub committees/working groups, if relevant and as agreed and representing ATAC at functions, conferences, and meetings, where relevant and agreed.
- Contributing to and developing ATAC's direction, priorities, and work plan, which are submitted to the Minister for approval.
The full set of member accountabilities can be found in position description.
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 is desirable.
Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of up to 24 months by the Minister for Public Transport.
Who we're looking for
Applications are sought from Victorian residents who:
- have a disability, mobility issues, are an older person, a support person of a person with disability and/or persons benefiting from additional supports on the transport system.
- have demonstrated high levels of performance in their fields of endeavour and/or
- are well-connected in their community.
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. With the current composition of ATAC and three committee positions available, two appointments are required to be women.
Appointments to Victorian Government entities should, as far as practicable, reflect the diversity of the Victorian community and draw interest from a range of community members and geographic areas. Women, Aboriginal Victorians, young people, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are encouraged to apply.
What you need to apply
Data Collection and Privacy:
When you apply for a committee member position, you will be asked to enter personal details.
When collecting and using personal information, the Department of Transport and Planning acts in accordance with the Victorian Government Privacy Statement, and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) which contains the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs).
You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help the board and the Department of Transport and Planning understand how you can be supported through the recruitment process and beyond.
For further information about the appointment, any difficulty in lodging your application, or if you 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 email@example.com
Applicants applying for a committee position for the first time will be required to create an account on the Victorian Government’s Public Board website prior to applying online. Applicants who have previously applied through the Public Board website will already have an account. If you have forgotten your password, the Public Board website allows you to request this information.
Applicants should read the information pack and position description before completing their application.
Applications close at 11.59pm on 1 March 2023.