Community Development and Services Advisory  

 

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

 

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Christina Wu (Acting Chair)

Councillor Nick Katris (arrived 4.35pm)

Council Staff

Acting Director Community and Culture - Ms Rebekah Schulz

Manager Community and Cultural Development - Mr Scott Andrew

Acting Coordinator Community Development - Ms Jamal Bassam

Acting Administration Officer - Ms Helby Cordova

External Committee Members

Ms Cheryl Brady, Community Partnerships Unit, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (delegate)

Ms Caroline Tumeth, Director Community Capacity, 3Bridges (delegate)

Ms Allison Sharpe, TAFE NSW, St George College

Mr Brendan Talbott, Access and Inclusion Reference Group Representative

 

Opening

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

Acknowledgement of Country

Councillor Christina Wu acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people.

Apologies 

Ms Jo Love, Aboriginal Reference Group Representative

Ms Soaliha Iqbal,  Youth Advisory Committee Reference Group Representative

Mr George Vardas, Multicultural Reference Group Representative

Mr Ray Kerridge, St George Police Area Command

Ms Rosemary Bishop, CEO, 3 Bridges

Mr Nicolas Best, Coordinator Community Development, Georges River Council

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Minutes of previous meetings

Community Development and Services Advisory  - 17 April 2018

 

Recommendation:   Ms Allison Sharpe and Councillor Christina Wu

That the Minutes of the Community Development and Services Advisory  held on 17 April 2018 , as previously made available to each Committee member, be adopted.

 

 

Community and Culture

CDS012-18       Multicultural Reference Group

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer)

 

Recommendation: Ms Allison Sharpe and Ms Cheryl Brady

 

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

 

(b)  That future Community Days continue to be represented in community languages, either through live interpreting, on-screen translations, or a combination of the above, as appropriate to each targeted community group.

 

 

 

CDS013-18       Access and Inclusion Reference Group

(Report by Community Development Officer – Ageing and Disability)

 

Recommendation: Ms Allison Sharpe and Ms Cheryl Brady

 

(a)     That the Committee receives and notes the report presented in relation to activities undertaken by Council’s Access and Inclusion Reference Group.

 

(b)     That the Committee provides advice regarding the need for and benefits of establishing a working group to organise a local expo or forum highlighting employment opportunities in the disability and ageing sectors.

 

(c)     That the Committee establishes a working group to investigate options to develop a local expo or forum highlighting employment opportunities in the disability and ageing sectors.

 

(d)     That Council officers distribute the Footpath Safety awareness cards through appropriate disability sector service providers, as well as through Georges River Council’s social media platforms.

 

 

CDS014-18       Aboriginal Reference Group

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Nick Katris and Ms Allison Sharpe

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

(b)       That the Committee be invited to the NAIDOC Week Opening Ceremony event to be held on 10 July 2018 at the Civic Theatre, Hurstville.

 

 

CDS015-18       Community Grants Program

(Report by Community Development Officer, Cultural Services)

 

Recommendation: Ms Cheryl Brady and Ms Caroline Tumeth

 

(a)  That the Committee receives and notes the funding allocated through Round 2 of

             Georges River Council’s Community Grants Program 2017-2018.

 

(b)  That the 2018-19 Community Grants Program prioritise the areas of arts and cultural development, with a focus on addressing social isolation amongst seniors, youth social interaction and homelessness.

 

(c)  That Council officers provide a report on the Carss Park Artist in Residence program at the next CDSAC Committee meeting on 21 August 2018.

 

 

CDS016-18       White Ribbon Walk 2018 Update

(Report by Community Development Officer – General)

 

Recommendation:  Ms Cheryl Brady and Ms Allison Sharpe

 

(a)  That the Committee receives and notes the report presented in relation to Council’s planned White Ribbon Walk.

 

(b)  That Council officers seek to further engage the wider community by promoting the 2018 White Ribbon Walk through a multi-lingual campaign via Council’s social media platforms in key community languages; and that Council engage local businesses, sporting clubs, schools and religious leaders/elders to encouraged their communities to participate.

 

  

 Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 5:05pm

 

 

 

Chairperson