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A CITY JULY 1990
2 July 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, 9TH JULY 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.
CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 11TH JUNE, 2002.
3 Addresses to Committee by the Public
4 Mayoral Minutes
5 Community Services
6 General Business
7 Notice of Rescission Motions
28 June, 2002
REPORT BY: DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT
At Council’s Community Services Committee Meeting on 13th November, 2001, it was resolved that Council establish 4 key Advisory Committees. These committees would cover the target groups of Older People, People with a disability, Young people and Aboriginal people. The committees established will enhance the mechanisms for communication between Council and the community and provide the opportunity for networks formally recognised by Council to be involved in the development of policies and the decision making processes of Council.
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 27th November, 2001, Council appointed two Councillors to be members of each of these committees with one Councillor appointed as the Chairperson. These appointments were:
Access Committee Cr Procopiadis (Chair) & Cr Whitehead
Older Persons Advisory Committee Cr Tracey (Chair) & Cr Whitehead
Youth Advisory Committee Cr Andrews (Chair) & Cr Bastic
Aboriginal Advisory Committee Cr White (Chair) & Cr Notely-Smith
Council has utilised various community information strategies to promote the establishment of the committees and has been actively seeking nominations.
The Youth Advisory Committee is to hold its inaugural meeting on Wednesday 3rd July. There are still some vacancies on this committee those being designated representative positions from the Botwick Youth Council and a young representative from the local Indigenous Community. Council’s Community Development Team are currently working with these two groups to ensure their issues are considered in the committee discussions and that they have representation on future committees. The next meeting of this committee will be held in September, 2002.
Applications for the Older Persons and Access Advisory Committees have been received and the successful applicants have been selected. Considerations in selecting these committees have included that there is representation from across the Randwick LGA and that there is a mix of both residents and workers from appropriate Government agencies and community organisations. These two committees will hold their first meetings in August 2002.
Nominations have been received for the Aboriginal Advisory Committee with nominations remaining open until the end of NAIDOC Week celebrations. This will enable Council to promote the Committee to the local Aboriginal communities at the various events and activities Council will be participating in during the NAIDOC Week celebrations. It is anticipated that the Aboriginal Advisory Committee will hold its inaugural meeting during early August, 2002. The Aboriginal Policy Advisor for the Local Government and Shires Association has confirmed their attendance at the inaugural meeting of this committee as guest speaker.
It is anticipated that these four Advisory Committees will provide Council with another mechanism to access important information in relation to these target groups and will ensure this information is forwarded to the most appropriate areas of Council for consideration in the development of Council policies and procedures.
Updates on the progress of these Committees will be reported to Council on a regular basis.