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Are you interested in providing support and advice on the City of Ballarat’s cultural committees?

Public notice

Expressions of interest are sought for 2019-2020 memberships of the Intercultural Advisory Committee (IAC), the Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG) Advisory Committee and the Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Community Committee (Sec 86).

Intercultural Advisory Committee (IAC)
The IAC Advisory Committee in observance of good practice will reflect the following:

• Facilitate support, particularly on the basis of equitable access to City of Ballarat resources
• Broad-based representation of community groups
• Forum to articulate needs to ensure better understanding across the community and the City of Ballarat
• Provide a point of contact for the City of Ballarat to consult and be advised by CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities
• Aims to build community cohesiveness and promote harmony.

Participation on the IAC is open (but not limited) to the chairperson, president or manager of local CALD Associations, groups, committees and relevant state government authorities.

The IAC will meet bi-monthly (six times per year, starting in January) at the Ballarat Town Hall, and the tenure of committee membership is for the 2019-2020 calendar years.

Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG) Advisory Committee

The KEAG Advisory Committee in observance of good practice will reflect the following:

• To advise the City of Ballarat on matters of engagement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the region
• Oversee the implementation of the City of Ballarat’s Reconciliation
Action Plan 2018-2020
• Enhance and promote understanding within the Ballarat community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, society and heritage
• Identify issues affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and develop responses in collaboration with key partners, agencies and other tiers of government
• Advocate for and support key elements of the existing current service and support infrastructure in Ballarat for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Participation on the KEAG is open (but not limited) to members representing justice, education, cultural heritage, arts, health and wellbeing, registered Aboriginal party, Elders and community members.

The KEAG will meet at a City of Ballarat facility on the third Tuesday of the month at 9.15am (starting February 2019).

Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Community Committee (BFACC) Sec 86

The role of the City of Ballarat’s Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Community Committee is to auspice, promote and strengthen the relationship between Ballarat in Australia, and Ainaro in Timor Leste by:

• Providing advice in consultation with the Ainaro community
• Arrange fundraising activities
• Liaise with the City of Ballarat and its staff to ensure continuing co-operation and co-ordination of friendship activities between Ballarat and Ainaro
• Convene such meeting, forums, seminars or other activities as may be deemed of value by the Special Committee to meet or assist in meeting its objectives
• Act in accordance with their responsibilities set out in Division 1A of Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1989.

The BFACC will meet at a City of Ballarat facility on the third Monday of the month at 5.30pm (starting February 2019).

To nominate for a position on one of the City of Ballarat’s Cultural Committees or for a copy of the Terms of Reference, contact City of Ballarat Cultural Partnerships Officers:
Hemraz Bhoolah or Liz Hardiman. Phone 5320 5144 or 5320 5831.
Email hemrazbhoolah [at] ballarat.vic.gov.au or lizhardiman [at] ballarat.vic.gov.au

Applications for all Cultural Committees close 5pm Friday 11 January 2019.

Date of Publication: 
6 December 2018