Council calls on Indigenous residents to attend local workshop

2 August, 2011Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on the region’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to attend a regional community workshop.

The Building Connections and Moving Forward Workshop, is being hosted by Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The Workshop will look at ways of developing stronger links and identifying gaps in service delivery between the Shire’s Aboriginal community and Government and Non Government service providers.

“The members of Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee have been concerned for some time about the evident gaps in Aboriginal services,” said Councillor Larry Whipper, Chair of Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

“The aim of this day is to subsequently explore opportunities for our Shire’s Indigenous residents and discuss issues such as education, health, housing, community care and law and justice in an effort to close these gaps.

“As a result of direct approaches the committee made to the Department of Premier and Cabinet, we’ve arranged for all key agencies to be present at the workshop and be available to meet with local Aboriginal families,” Councillor Whipper said.

The Building Connections and Moving Forward Workshop will be held between 10am and 2pm on Thursday 11 August in Council’s Theatrette.

“I encourage our Shire’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents to participate in this workshop as the outcomes will ultimately influence future services for all of our Shire’s Indigenous community.”

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre is located on Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale.

For more information on the free workshop contact Council’s Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Marie Barbaric on phone 4868 0856.