Community Development and Services Advisory




Monday, 14 November 2016


Mr David Tuxford (Director Community and Culture)

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 Cathy Nisbet (Kogarah Community Services)

Mr Lance Rickards (Jubilee Community Services)

Ms Dragica Sinikoski (TAFE)

Mr Colin Drane

Ms Jacinta Petroni

Ms Annie Tang

Ms Christina Wu

Mr Sam Stratikopoulos


Mr Nick Aroney 

Ms Anne Farrah-Hill (Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre)

Mr Justin Mining 

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made



COM007-16       Aged & Disability Activities and Programs

(Report by Community Development Officer – Ageing and Disability, Maria Athanasopoulos)


(a)       That an invitation to the International Day of People with Disability event is forwarded to all Committee members.

(b)       That a brief project plan of Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is presented at the next Committee meeting to be held on 13 February 2017, and Council’s draft DIAP is presented at the Committee meeting to be held on 10 April 2017.






COM008-16       Youth Development Report on Activities

(Report by Youth Services Officer, Angus Megarrity)


(a)     That the Community Development team explores establishing ongoing partnerships with a local youth services organisations in the delivery of the Basketball Knockout tournaments, which target hard to engage youth.



COM009-16       Multicultural Services - Community Development Initiatives

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


(a)     That the Committee notes the information received on recent and planned projects and events relating to Multicultural Services, including the Nepalese Community Profile.  



COM010-16       COM001- 16 Community Safety Initiatives

(Report by Community Development Officer – General, Daniela Oliveiro)


(a)       That an invitation to the Coffee Cups and Conversations event is forwarded to all Committee members.

(b)       That the Committee members are forwarded invitations to all future community events.

(c)       That a report on the progress of the recently established Sexting Awareness Working Group, with representation from government and non-government agencies, be tabled at the next Committee meeting to beheld on 13 February 2017. 



COM011-16       Community Grants

(Report by Coordinator Community Development, Nicolas Best)


(a)       That further information on each of the successful projects is added to the Community Grants section of Council’s website. 

(b)       That a report on the number of grant applications Council has received and funded that are collaborative between two or more organisations, be tabled at the Committee meeting to be held in February 2017.



The Meeting was closed at 6.12pm.     


Minutes confirmed.




Mr Nicolas Best, Coordinator Community Development