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A CITY JULY 1990

 

5th March, 2002

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, 90 AVOCA STREET, RANDWICK, ON TUESDAY, 12TH MARCH, 2002

AT 5:30 PM

 

Committee Members:                  His Worship, the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan, Crs Backes (Chairperson), Matson, Notley-Smith, Procopiadis, Tracey (Deputy Chairperson), and Whitehead.

 

Quorum:                                      Four (4) members.

 

NOTE: AT THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 5TH SEPTEMBER, 2000, THE COUNCIL RESOLVED THAT THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE BE CONSTITUTED AS A COMMITTEE WITH FULL DELEGATION TO DETERMINE MATTERS ON THE AGENDA.

 

1           Apologies

 

2           Minutes

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH FEBRUARY, 2002.

 

3           Addresses to Committee by the Public

 

4           Mayoral Minutes

 

5           Community Services

 

5.1        

DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT'S REPORT 11/2002 - MEMBERSHIP OF RANDWICK CITY COUNCIL MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

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6           General Business

 

7           Notice of Rescission Motions

 

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GENERAL MANAGER


 

Director Planning & Environment's Report 11/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

MEMBERSHIP OF RANDWICK CITY COUNCIL MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

 

DATE:

1 March, 2002

FILE NO:

98/S/0927

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT  

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

In accordance with the Council’s Terms of Reference for the Multicultural Advisory Committee, eight community representatives were appointed in November 2000 to reflect the cultural diversity of the Randwick City, for a period of twelve months. The current eight community representatives have now served on the committee for 12 months and have expressed a willingness to remain on the Committee for a further 12 months period. Council representatives on the Committee are Cr Peter Schick (Chairman) and Cr Freda Backes.

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval for an increase in the extension of the membership tenure from twelve months to two years, and to increase the number of community representatives from eight to ten.

 

ISSUES:

 

The Multicultural Advisory Committee was originally established to reflect Council’s commitment to multiculturalism. It has assisted with the development of the Randwick Cultural Diversity Policy, a brochure on the role of the Committee distributed at Citizenship Ceremonies and support for community activities such as Harmony Day. The community representatives were appointed in recognition of the fact that the Randwick City area has more than 100 different nationalities and who speak 65 languages, and a population with 27% of residents born overseas in non English speaking background countries.

 

The extension of the term to two years would enable community representatives to provide a far greater opportunity for planning and putting into practice recommendations developed by the Committee.  The change to the composition and membership and an increase from 8 to 10 community representatives will enable a better representation of Randwick’s multicultural community. Recent data indicates an increase in people from Indonesian and Russian speaking and the Indian subcontinent communities.  The addition of two community representatives from these communities will enable Council to better respond to the needs of the community.

A two year membership period for the community representatives is far more practical as it provides a better basis to assess and understand community needs. It is also a reasonable time period for a committee to function effectively, and is consistent with the approach taken with other Advisory Committees of Council. The appointment of two additional representatives to reflect Randwick’s very diverse community would enhance the role of the Multicultural Advisory Committee in identifying the community’s needs and developing strategies and action plan to deliver better and more focused services.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

1.         Council agree to amend the Terms of Reference of the Multicultural Advisory Committee that the number of community representatives be increased from eight to a maximum of ten  and include  representatives from Russian and Indonesian communities.

 

2.         That Council approve that tenure of community representatives on the Multicultural Advisory Committee be extended from 1Year to 2 years.

 

3.         That Council agree that the tenure of the community representatives on the current multicultural Advisory Committee be extended to December 2002 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

1.         Council agree to amend the Terms of Reference of the Multicultural Advisory Committee that the number of community representatives be increased from eight to a maximum of ten  and include  representatives from Russian and Indonesian communities.

 

2.         That Council approve that tenure of community representatives on the Multicultural Advisory Committee be extended from 1 Year to 2 years.

 

3.         That Council agree that the tenure of the community representatives on the current multicultural Advisory Committee be extended to December 2002 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

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SIMA TRUUVERT

COLIN ROSENFELD

ACTING DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

DISABILITY AND MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY WORKER