David Belcher

Councillor David Belcher is Deputy Mayor of Lake Macquarie City Council (LMCC), who’s focus is to build universally accessible infrastructure and ensure the City of Lake Macquarie is a friendly, vibrant and disability-confident city.

Cr David Belcher and has worked widely in disability support and advocacy and understands the need to build inclusive communities where all members are valued and have an opportunity to contribute. Along with his role on LMCC David is the Executive Officer of Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH) whose focus is on building the peer movement for people disability in the Hunter and providing them with voice, choice and control.

His passion for disability advocacy and community inclusion stems from his personal experience of living with lumbosacral agenesis and being a wheelchair user.

David has also had significant experience across industrial research and numerous political campaigns and facilitated education programs with government and industry on best practice in building inclusive workplaces.”