Aboriginal Advisory Committee MEETING

Notice of Meeting

Monday, 3 August 2015

Thursday, 23 July 2015

His Worship The Mayor and Councillors

I have by direction to inform you that an Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at Meeting Room 2, on Monday, 3 August 2015 at 12 noon for consideration of the business available on Council's website at http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Agendas-and-Minutes.

 

Mr L O’Connor

Acting General Manager

 

 

BUSINESS

1.      Apologies

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosures of Interest

5        Agenda Items

6.      General Business

7.      Next meeting Monday 2 November 2015 at 12:00noon

 


 

Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Monday, 3 August 2015

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting - 4 May 2015

Agenda Items

ABL010-15        Presentation from St George Community Housing (SGCH) (12/2124)

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Ms J Bassam).. 2

ABL011-15        Feedback on 2015 NAIDOC Week events  (12/104)

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Ms J Bassam).. 3

ABL012-15        Aboriginal Action Plan (12/2124)

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Ms J Bassam).. 4

ABL013-15        Aboriginal Panel at Hurstville Museum  (12/2124)

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Ms J Bassam).. 5   

 


Hurstville City Council – Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting Monday, 3 August 2015

AGENDA

1.      Apologies 

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting - 4 May 2015

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosure of Interest


Hurstville City Council – Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting Monday, 3 August 2015

5.      Agenda Items

ABL010-15        Presentation from St George Community Housing (SGCH) 

Report Author/s

Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Ms J Bassam

File

12/2124

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

Yes

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Nil

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Patricia Blackman, a Tenancy Specialist at SGCH will inform the Committee on her new role working with Aboriginal tenants. 

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information received and noted.

 

 

REPORT DETAIL

Ms Blackman will share information about her role at the organisation, eligibility for tenants, affordable housing program, and Aboriginal housing strategies to enhance the sustainability of tenancies and how to support people along their housing journey.

 

 

 

  


Hurstville City Council – Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting Monday, 3 August 2015

ABL011-15        Feedback on 2015 NAIDOC Week events   

Report Author/s

Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Ms J Bassam

File

12/104

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

Yes

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Within budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Local NAIDOC Week celebrations were held from 6-11 July 2015. The Committee will be asked to provide feedback regarding the activities. This will enable us to continually improve the celebrations.

 

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Committee’s feedback on the general administration of the program be noted.

 

 

REPORT DETAIL

Over 400 people attended Council’s NAIDOC Week celebrations for this year. The Committee’s feedback is sought on each activity including:

Opening Ceremony – Civic Theatre, Hurstville

Lime Kiln Bay Walk – Oatley Park

Book Reading – Library

Children activities - Child Care Centres

Aboriginal Art Workshop - Museum

 

 

 

  


Hurstville City Council – Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting Monday, 3 August 2015

ABL012-15        Aboriginal Action Plan 

Report Author/s

Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Ms J Bassam

File

12/2124

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

Yes

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council launched its Aboriginal Strategy during Reconciliation Week Celebration in May 2015. It is proposed that an Action Plan be developed from the Strategy.

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Committee endorses an Action Plan for 2015/2016.

 

 

REPORT DETAIL

The Aboriginal Strategy has been developed in the context of Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2021 to enhance engagement with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Council launched its Aboriginal Strategy during Reconciliation Week Celebration in May 2015. The Strategy has objectives and strategies to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people. A plan of activities for the next 12 months is to be developed in consultation with the Committee.

 

 

  


Hurstville City Council – Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting Monday, 3 August 2015

ABL013-15        Aboriginal Panel at Hurstville Museum   

Report Author/s

Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer, Ms J Bassam

File

12/2124

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

Yes

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Hurstville museum staff Ms Birgit Heilman visited the Committee at the last meeting seeking Committee feedback on re-designing the Aboriginal Display at the Museum.

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Committee provides further feedback on cultural content.

 

 

REPORT DETAIL

Ms Birgit Heilman visited the Committee twice since last year seeking the Committee’s advice on re-designing the Aboriginal panel at the museum.  The Committee provided input on the proposed changes but there are still a few items that need the Committee’s feedback to incorporate into the exhibition display.

 

 

 

     


Hurstville City Council – Aboriginal Advisory Committee Meeting Monday, 3 August 2015

6.      General Business

7.      Next Meeting

12:00noon