Community Development and Services ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Christina Wu

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture, Mr David Tuxford

Manager Community and Cultural Development, Mr Scott Andrew

Coordinator Community Development, Mr Nicolas Best

Administration officer, Ms Alison Taplin (minutes)

 

Committee Members

Ms Rosemary Bishop, CEO 3 Bridges

Ms Amanda Justice, Manager Community Partnerships Unit, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (attended by teleconference)

Ms Dragica Siniloski, Outreach Coordinator TAFE NSW, St George College

Ms Jo Love, Aboriginal Reference Group Representative

Mr George Vardas, Multicultural Reference Group Representative

Mr Brendan Talbott, Access and Inclusion Reference Group Representative

Teresa Li, Youth Advisory Committee Reference Group Representative

 

Opening

Councillor Christina Wu, opened the meeting at 4:05pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

Ms Jo Love acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people.

Apologies 

Councillor Nick Katris

Senior Constable Ray Kerridge, St George Crime Prevention Officer, St George LAC

Ms Soaliha Iqbal,  Youth Advisory Committee Reference Group Representative

Ms Julie Ross, Principal Kogarah High School

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Minutes of previous meetings

Community Development and Services Advisory  - 01 November 2017

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the Community Development and Services Advisory  held on 1 November 2017 , as previously made available to each Councillor, be adopted with one variation. Joanne Jarvis, Acting Georges River Colleges Director and GRC Principal was invited to attend the committee and was unavailable to participate. Ms Julie Ross, Principal Kogarah High School has agreed to participate in her place.

Minutes confirmed by: Mr Scott Andrew and Mr Nicolas Best

Committee reports

COM007-18       Calendar of Community Development Events

(Report by Coordinator Community Development)

Recommendation

(a)     That the Committee receives and notes the Calendar of Community Development Events report.

(b)     That the Committee provides feedback to Council officers on any projects that may be in development for further consideration.

(c)     That the Committee provides feedback on the suitability and amenity of the calendar as a means of promoting Council’s Community Development initiatives.

(d)   That Council officers distribute additional information to the Committee regarding Neighbour Day events, for distribution amongst their networks.

 

Recommended by: Ms Rosemary Bishop and Mr George Vardas

 

COM008-18       Access and Inclusion Reference Group

(Report by Coordinator Community Development)

Recommendation

That the Committee receives and notes the report relating to activities undertaken by Council’s Access and Inclusion Reference Group.

 

Recommended by Ms Dragica Siniloski and Ms Jo Love

 

COM009-18       Youth Advisory Committee

(Report by Coordinator Community Development)

Recommendation

(a)       That the Committee receives and notes the report presented in relation to the activities of Council’s Youth Advisory Committee.

(b)       That Council officers distribute additional information to the Committee regarding the Rivers Rock Youth Week event, for distribution amongst their networks.

(c)       That the Committee supports Council officers forging a partnership with TAFE NSW to investigate a youth employment initiative.

 

Recommended by Mr Scott Andrew and Ms Rosemary Bishop

 

COM010-18       Multicultural Reference Group

(Report by Coordinator Community Development)

Recommendation

That the Committee receives and notes the report presented in relation to the activities of Council’s Multicultural Reference Group.

Recommended by Mr George Vardas and Ms Amanda Justice

 

COM011-18       Aboriginal Reference Group

(Report by Coordinator Community Development)

Recommendation

That the Committee receives and notes the report presented in relation to the activities of Council’s Aboriginal Reference Group.

 

Recommended by Mr Nicolas Best and Ms Jo Love

 

COM012-18       Grant Programs

(Report by Coordinator Community Development)

Recommendation

That the Committee receives and notes the report presented in relation to Council’s grant programs, including the 2018 ClubGRANTS Georges River Council Local Round.

 

Recommended by Mr George Vardas and Ms Jo Love

  

Conclusion

Councillor Christina Wu left the meeting at 5:15pm.

 

The Meeting was closed at 5:23pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

Councillor Christina Wu