Disability Services Committee

The Disability Services Committee has the following charter: 

  • to consider and make recommendations on policy and strategic direction for all Council’s Disability Services – currently Orana Lifestyle Directions and Carlginda Enterprises
  • to direct and assist the General Manager in negotiations with the relevant level of Government – maintain links within the disability services industry
  • to be abreast of all issues affecting the funding and management of the disability services industry and make appropriate recommendations to Council
  • to provide strategic direction to the various services to ensure their viability and independence from Council funding
  • to manage the business operations of Carlginda Enterprises - recycling
    develop and review management plans and budgets for adoption by Council
  • if thought appropriate, establish advisory committees for respective functions


Membership comprises:

  • 3 Council representatives – Crs Baker, Naden and Johnson
  • Director Community Development & Services
  • 1 Supported Employee representative - Mr David Bourchier
  • 1 Client representative - Mr Stuart Skelly
  • 4 community representatives - Ms Lou Townsend, Ms Tracey Stevenson, Mr Paul Mann and Ms Gabriel Stephens