Do you want to help make the Fraser Coast more inclusive?

THE Fraser Coast Regional Council is calling for expressions of interest for eight community representatives to form part of the Inclusive Communities Advisory Team.

The ICAT helps the council identify and address issues that may isolate or exclude people within the community.

The ICAT chairman, councillor George Seymour, said they were looking for representatives who had an understanding of the barriers that could exist and a desire to make the community more inclusive.

"It is our goal to become a community where everyone can participate, where there are no barriers and where no-one feels excluded," he said.

The team will bring together a number of key council staff, councillor representatives and people from the community who have knowledge or personal experience with barriers to inclusion.

This may include people with disabilities or their carers, seniors, young people and residents from other cultural backgrounds.

"We will be considering many aspects of community life, from the built environment and urban design to key Council services, community activities and events," Cr Seymour said.

"This process is about listening to the community and taking action to make the Fraser Coast a more inclusive place for people of all ages and backgrounds."

The nomination form can be completed online or downloaded via

Applications close on Friday, May 8.