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MINUTES OF THE ABORIGINAL CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL, HELD IN HABERFIELD LIBRARY, 78 DALHOUSIE STREET, HABERFIELD ON WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH 2011, COMMENCING AT 5PM.

 

 

PRESENT:       Councillor Kennedy in the Chair and Councillors Cassidy, Wang, Lofts & Rerceretnam,

                             

Therese Heffernan        Community Representative

Irene Williams                Community Representative

Clabon Allan                  Community Representative

 Fleur Herscovitch        Community Representative

 Patricia Blackman       Community Representative

Joanne Rich                  Community Representative

Trevor Walker                Community Representative

 Nellette Kettle               Director, Corporate & Community Services

 Gerard Howard             Manager, Community Services

 Anthia Hart                    Community Development Worker

 Peter Cross                  Assistant Works Supervisor

         

Guest Speakers:

Jason Wing – Public Art,

Joanne McLean & Meaghan Devane - Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre

 

APOLOGIES    

 

Nil

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LOCAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

 

"Let us acknowledge that we are meeting on country for which the members and elders of the local Indigenous community have been custodians for many centuries, and on which Aboriginal people have performed age old ceremonies. We acknowledge their living culture and unique role in the life of this region."

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

No disclosures were made.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

 

RESOLVED                                  Heffernan/Williams

 

That the minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Meeting held on Wednesday 16 March 2011 be accepted.

 

 

GUEST PRESENTATIONS:

 

Jason Wing provided the Committee with two visual proposals for the ‘gateway’ sites being Brown Street Car park entrance and the corner of Liverpool Road and Frederick Street.

 

RESOLVED                                                      Lofts/Cassidy

         

That Jason Wing be thanked for his presentation to the Committee on the possibilities of artwork installations at the two gateway sites that would welcome all communities to the Ashfield Council area.

 

Joanne McLean and Meaghan Devane provided the Committee with information about the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink services that are available.

 

RESOLVED                                                      Lofts/Cross

 

That Ms McLean & Ms Devane be thanked for their informative presentation to the Committee.

 

 

STAFF REPORTS

 

GENERAL UPDATE ON ISSUES RELATING TO ABORIGINAL RECONCILIATION IN ASHFIELD. Gerard Howard – Manager, Community Services – Report Submitted.

 

RESOLVED                                                      Lofts/Cross

 

1/4    That Council staff provide a paragraph on each name suggested for the community rooms

 

2/4    That works created in the NAIDOC Week School initiative be displayed in the new Civic Centre

 

3/4    That Council present submissions to the National General Assembly of Local Government reflecting Item 28 of the Ashfield Reconciliation Action Plan

 

4/4    That Council Officers write back to the Shires Association of NSW advising that the Ashfield Aboriginal Consultative Committee requests that the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) be provided with a permanent board seat on the Shires Association

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

ACTIONS:

 

That the next meeting be devoted primarily to receiving an update of the implementation of the Reconciliation Action Plan.

 

That Council bus outing for seniors to Aboriginal cultural sites be continued.

 

That Council receive a presentation from a second artist regarding the ‘gateway’ sites.

 

The Mayor congratulated staff, including Patricia Blackman on the fantastic International Women’s Day even held on Tuesday 8 March at the Haberfield Centre, Michael Maher Room.

 

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 6.30PM

 

 

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Chairperson of the meeting of Aboriginal Consultative Committee

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

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