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AS A MUNICIPALITY
22 FEBRUARY 1859
A CITY JULY 1990
1st November, 2005
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, 8TH NOVEMBER, 2005 AT 5:30 P.M.
Committee Members: His Worship, the Mayor, T. Seng, Andrews (Deputy Chairperson) Kenny, Matson, Procopiadis, Tracey (Chairperson) & Woodsmith
Quorum: Four (4) members.
NOTE: AT THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2004, 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 OCTOBER, 2005.
3 Declaration of Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Interests
4 Addresses to Committee by the Public
5 Community Services
6 General Business
7 Notice of Rescission Motions
19 October, 2005
REPORT BY: DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING
International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) is held globally on an annual basis to celebrate the contribution that people with disabilities make to their local community. It is an event co-ordinated by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Homecare. IDPD will be celebrated this year on Saturday 3 December 2005 and events, activities and programs can be offered on or around that date. The theme for IDPD in 2005 is “CELEBRATE”.
Each year, Randwick City Council acknowledges people with disabilities in the area by organising events and activities during IDPD. In 2005, it is proposed that Council work in partnership with The Club Wild event team and South Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) to offer events that will involve local residents and reflect the theme ‘Celebrate’.
The proposed activities are being organised in consultation with Council’s Access Advisory Group in partnership with Club Wild and the South Sydney Region of Councils (SSROC).
The following events are proposed to Celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities residing within in the Randwick LGA in December 2005:
Cocktail Party – Thursday 1 December 2005.
A Cocktail Party to be held at the Coast Golf Club Little Bay for SSROC Access Committee members to meet and celebrate their work throughout the year. This event has been previously held and has been a great success in celebrating the great work carried out by committed volunteers who attend meetings on a regular basis across the five participating regional Councils (Waverley, Randwick, Marrickville, Canterbury and Woollahra).
Club Wild Dance Party.
Club Wild is one of Australia's leading arts and community building organisations run by and for people with disabilities.
Club Wild's purpose is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to establish and express their unique cultural identities, to celebrate and affirm these within their own communities and to participate fully in the cultural life of wider society.
This is achieved through partnerships with state and local governments, the community base disability support sector, key individuals, arts organisations, arts venues and festivals.
Club Wild is an exciting, vibrant, entertaining nightclub event for people with disabilities entirely directed, produced and offered by people with disabilities. The dance party will be held at The Studio at the Sydney Opera House on the evenings of December 2 & 3 2005.
Club Wild provides opportunities for performers, musicians, technical & lighting staff with a disability from the Randwick LGA and the greater Sydney Metropolitan area to take part in the event. As a compliment to the event, there is an educational master class being offered to performers with disabilities with the guest DJ, a well known performer called ‘Sidiki’.
In 2004, 25% of attendees at the sold out event came from the Randwick LGA. It envisages that in 2005 this will increase due to Club Wild offering two parties. In preparation for the 2005 event, it is proposed for Council to work closely with neighbouring Councils, The Sydney Opera House, Club Wild, Accessible Arts and individuals with disabilities in providing local expertise, advertising / promotion, planning advice as well as commitment to provide in kind assistance at the event.
FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:
The financial impact to Council for the above activities will be $2,000.00, which has been allocated within the 2005/06 Community Development budget. This amount will be used to provide a contribution from Council to both events.
The proposed activities will provide continued visibility of Council’s commitment to servicing all members in the community, and will especially highlight the needs, achievements, capabilities and contribution of people with disabilities in Randwick City.
(a) Council note and endorse the proposed activities planned for International Day of People with DisAbilities 2005 in Randwick City; and
(b) SSROC and Club Wild undertake to appropriately acknowledge and promote Councils involvement and contribution to the IDPD events as a partner.