Council calls on Indigenous residents to attend local workshop

15 March, 2012Posted in: Community
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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 Action Planning Workshop is being hosted by Wingecarribee Shire Council.

The workshop will look at developing an action plan that will focus on the improvement of service delivery by government and non-government organisations to the Aboriginal community of the Wingecarribee Shire.

The Action Planning Workshop builds upon last year’s August forum which sought to build stronger links and identify gaps in service delivery between the Shire’s Aboriginal community and service providers.

“Members of Council’s Aboriginal community 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 the workshop is to explore ways of improving the delivery of key services such as education, health, housing, community care and law and justice provided by our government and non-government partners in an effort to close these gaps that our Shire’s Indigenous residents face.

“As a result of direct approaches Council made to the State Government, 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 Action Planning Workshop will be held between 10am and 2pm on Friday 30 March in Council’s Civic Centre Theatrette.

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