Community Services Committee
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
Telephone: 1300 722 542
Fax: 02 9319 1510
Notice is hereby given that a Community Services Committee of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street Randwick on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Quorum: Eight (8) members
Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences
Confirmation of the Minutes
Community Services Committee - 13 June 2017
Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests
Address of Committee by Members of the Public
In respect to Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act, members of the public are advised that the proceedings of this meeting will be recorded for the purposes of clause 69 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.
Community Services Report
C5/17 Advisory Committee Minutes..................................................................... 1
Notice of Rescission Motions
Community Services Report No. C5/17
Subject: Advisory Committee Minutes
Folder No: F2006/00216
At the 10 March 2009 Community Services Committee meeting, it was resolved that the minutes of the Advisory Committees are to be presented to the Community Services Committee. This report brings together, for Council’s acceptance, the minutes of the previous meetings adopted by the respective Advisory Committees.
As scheduled, the Advisory Committee (listed below) has met and the minutes of the meeting, which reflect discussions and outcomes, are attached.
The minutes will also be available on Council’s website after each meeting. This report includes minutes from:
· The Youth Advisory Committee Meeting – 15 May 2017 (endorsed by the Committee on 19 June 2017).
Relationship to City Plan
The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:
Outcome: An informed and Engaged Community.
Direction: Effective communication methods and technology are used to share information and provide services.
Financial impact statement
There is no direct financial impact for this matter.
The minutes of the Youth Advisory Committee meeting is now in order and is submitted to Council for acknowledgement and acceptance.
That the Council acknowledges and accepts the minutes of the Youth Advisory Committee Meeting on 15 May 2017.
Youth Advisory Committee Meeting held on 15 May 2016.
Youth Advisory Committee Meeting held on 15 May 2016.
Adry Awan Community Representative
Andrea Gomes Youth Off the Streets (YOTS)
Brenella Abdel-Rehim Community Representative
Eileen Li Community Representative
Tania Krasinski Randwick City Council
Freder Chen (guest speaker) UNSW ENACTUS, Team Survive
Anne Wang Community Representative
Yichen Liu Community Representative
Ashley Muffett Community Representative
Isabel Nemirovsky The Shack Youth Services
Brendan Roberts Councillor
Matters arising from previous minutes
Guest Speaker – Freder Chen, UNSW ENACTUS Open Door Learning
Freder Chen introduced UNSW ENACTUS to the Committee. ENACTUS is a global project that focuses on social issues through entrepreneurship and social enterprise.
Freder is the Project Leader of ‘Open Door Learning’ who offer career consultation through lecture-style sessions, one-on-one tutorials and workshops. A component of their program includes professionals from corporate organisations who present on employment and offer workplace tours.
Open Door Learning had completed research and development and are up to the consultation phase and wish to consult with local young people, at the same time offer them support and information on employability skills.
Another ENACTUS project from UNSW is ‘Fortunate Food Co’. The project has a few aspects including food safety, resume support, financial and marketing skills.
Both groups are seeking to work and consult with local young people. Individual YAC members agreed to work with ENCTUS on their projects and keep the Committee updated on projects progress.
Youth Week 2017 debrief
Culturefest and Outdoor Cinema
A new model was implemented for this year’s Youth Week event. On Friday 31st March, the first day of Youth Week, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm a youth volunteer event along with live music and activities were held at Heffron Park, Maroubra. Activities from 6.00pm to 9.00pm included bush tucker and an outdoor screening of the film ‘Zoolander’. Wet and windy weather made set up difficult causing the tent setup to be delayed.
The committee acknowledged that the 2 security guards were friendly and pro-active, and were pleased to see the presence of the 2 Police Youth Liaison Officers from the Eastern Beaches Area Command.
Crowd numbers were slow to begin with but gradually built up over time to a good number creating a busy and active vibe at the festival.
The committee did an excellent job engaging with young people at their stall. There was a minor issue regarding noise from the stall during performances but was quickly taken care of. Tania Krasinski reminded the committee that any issues should be referred to her immediately for her action.
The committee wished to acknowledge the presence of Mayor D’Souza and Councillor Shurey and commented that local young people were interested in speak with Councillors. It was a privilege to have had Councillors available, demonstrating that Council acknowledges and respects the role of young people in the community.
The venue was discussed and although Heffron Park was a popular venue that attracted a good crowd, the committee decided that Maroubra Beach has been the best venue for attracting local youth. It was also noted that the poster design for 2017 was outstanding and Facebook advertising was successful.
Action: Adry Awan to draft a letter of appreciation to acknowledge the participation of Mayor D’Souza and Councillor Shurey at the Youth week event, for the committee to discuss at the next meeting.
Events / projects for 2017
The committee proposed that Council considers an event, for Mental Health Month in October 2017, which involves young people in activities and showcases how they can connect with like-minded young people in the area through sport, music, art and other activities.
Action: Tania will draft a proposal to Council.
Meeting closed at 7:30pm