Community Services Committee














Tuesday 13 May 2008










Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

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Community Services Committee

13 May 2008




6 May 2008


Community Services Committee


Notice is hereby given that a Community Services Committee of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 at 5:30pm.


Committee Members:           The Mayor, B Notley-Smith, Belleli, Hughes, Matson, Nash, Procopiadis (Deputy Chairperson), Woodsmith (Chairperson).


Quorum:                           Four (4) members.


NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Community Services Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.


Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes

Community Services Committee – 11 March 2008

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Community Services Report

C5/08       Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum - The Pauline McLeod Awards for Reconciliation

Library Reports



Closed Session


Notices of Rescission Motions



Ray Brownlee

General Manager

Community Services Committee

13 May 2008




Community Services Report No. C5/08



Subject:                  Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum - The Pauline McLeod Awards for Reconciliation

Folder No:                   F2004/07650

Author:                   Wayne Cook, Community Project Officer - Aboriginal Services     




Reconciliation Week 2008 is held nationally between 27 May and 3 June. The Pauline McLeod Reconciliation Awards and accompanying Primary Schools Art Competition is an annual event organised by the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum which is proudly supported by Botany Bay, Leichhardt, Randwick City, Woollahra, City of Sydney and Waverley Councils. 


Randwick City Council has annually supported two events to celebrate Reconciliation Week in Randwick City:


·      The Pauline McLeod Reconciliation Awards and Primary Schools Art Competition celebrate and recognise those individuals who have quietly achieved the values and themes of Reconciliation. The award presentation evening is rotated annually between all participating Councils, this year the event is to be held in Randwick.


Randwick City Council is hosting the 2008 Pauline McLeod Reconciliation Awards on Thursday 29 May commencing at 4:30pm in the Randwick Town Hall. The artwork received from all participating Primary Schools will be on display and awards presented to the winners whose artworks reflect the themes of Reconciliation.


·      Council in partnership with the La Perouse planning group celebrates Reconciliation Week annually with a series of activities including an elders’ dinner, a service provider forum and a family day at Bi Centennial Park. Final arrangements for these activities have not been confirmed and Council will be informed of the full program when finalised.




The Pauline McLeod Reconciliation Awards recognises those people who have been the quite achievers in promoting the process of Reconciliation. The Reconciliation Week Primary Schools Art Competition allows the students to create pieces of art work in different mediums that focuses on the theme of Reconciliation.


Relationship to City Plan


The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:


Outcome 2f:      Our cultural diversity is appreciated and respected.

Direction 3c:      A community involved in shaping and enhancing our City.


Financial impact statement


Randwick City Council along with the other participation Councils provides $4,500 each annually to support the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum and its various activities and allocates $3,000 annually to assist with Reconciliation Week activities in Randwick City.


There will be no further cost to Council to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2008.




The celebration planned for Reconciliation Week is held annually; the award pays tribute to young people with the presentation of the Pauline McLeod Youth Award and also recognises a member of the community that works tirelessly to promote Reconciliation with the Pauline McLeod Award.


Primary Schools and their students will be recognised with awards for art work that reflects the theme ‘Advancing Australia Fair.’




That the report is received and noted.