Monday, 12 September 2016


Mr Nicolas Best ( Chairperson/Co-ordinator Community Development)

Mr David Linden (Manager Community Services)

Senior Constable Ray Kerridge (St George Local Area Command)

Ms Rosemary Bishop (3 Bridges Community) 

Ms Antoinette Chow (Advance Diversity Services)

Ms Anne Farrah-Hill (Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre)

Ms Cathy Nisbet (Kogarah Community Services)

Mr Lance Rickards (Jubilee Community Services)

Ms Dragica Sinikoski (TAFE)

Mr Nick Aroney 

Mr Colin Drane 

Ms Jacinta Petroni

Ms Annie Tang

Ms Christina Wu



Ms Carole Todd (Chief Operating Officer)

Mr Justin Mining 


Disclosure of Interest

No disclosures of interest were made.


Agenda Items

COM001-16       Community Safety Initiatives

(Report by Manager Community Services, David Linden)

Committee Recommendation

(a)       That the Committee strongly support the provision of CCTV cameras as proposed to improve community safety and assist the police with investigations of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour.

(b)       That the Committee notes the proposed project being undertaken to raise awareness of the incidence of domestic violence in the community. 








COM002-16       Community Development – Youth – Report on Activities

(Report by Youth Services Officer, Angus Megarrity)

Committee Recommendation

(a)       That the number and range of Youth Development programs undertaken and proposed be noted and in particular the progress with the amalgamation of the Youth Advisory Council.


COM003-16       Community Grants

(Report by Coordinator Community Development, Nicolas Best)

Committee Recommendation

(a)       That the Committee notes the details of the proposed Community Grants Program which will provide much needed funds to local community organisations and groups to address priority community needs.


COM004-16       Multicultural Services – Community Development Initiatives

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Jamal Bassam)

Committee Recommendation

(a)       That the Committee endorse the range of programs and events presented which aim to promote community harmony and build social cohesion within the various communities.        


COM005-16       Aged and Disability Activities and Programs

(Report by Aged and Disability Development Officer, Brenda Eggleton)

Committee Recommendation

(a)       That the Committee notes the report and in particular the development of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan and looks forward to receiving a report of the outcomes of the consultations and to reviewing the draft Plan at the meeting in February 2017.



COM006-16       Cultural Development Activities and Events

(Report by Cultural Development Officer, Anne-Marie Wiles)

Committee Recommendation

(a)       That the Committee notes the extensive program of arts and cultural activities including the comprehensive refurbishment of the Carss Bush Park Children’s Playground which includes the installation of pieces of public art.



The Meeting finished at 6:20 pm.






Mr Nicolas Best, Coordinator Community Development