Illawarra NAIDOC Awards 2016

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The 2016 Illawarra Local Government NAIDOC Week Awards are being held in Wollongong this year.

Nominations are still open in a range categories, you can nominate here NAIDOC nom formv05a

Sponsorship of the NAIDOC awards are a great way to get your business or organisation known, you will also be supporting an important annual event in our community               NAIDOC sponsorship packagev03

Local Government Mergers

The NSW State Government is currently working reduce the number of local Council’s across the state. It is doing this through the forced merger of local government areas both in Sydney and regional areas.

In the Illawarra Kiama will be forced to merge with Shoalhaven and Wollongong with Shellharbour.

Currently independent delegates are hearing submissions from each community regarding their views on the proposed mergers.

Verbal submissions have been received over the past week in each area, but we still have until the end of February to submit written submissions.

Links to the submission portal can be found below:

Kiama and Shoalhaven

Wollongong and Shellharbour

Kiama Council has put together 10 key points for use in submissions from Kiama residents, Public Inquiry – Boundaries – 10 points



S&K Interagency Alert – 22 Oct 2012

Linking Schools and Early Years (LSEY) Research Snapshot
An overview of work to date in this community partnership program bringing communities together to provide a continuum of learning and support throughout the early years and transition to school.

Work based study through TAFE Illawarra in 2013

TAFE Illawarra delivers work based Certificate and Diploma courses for existing workers in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. Courses are offered in alcohol and drug work, disability work, case management, service coordination, community development, leisure and health, home and community care, mental health, pastoral care  and counselling. To assist you to complete your course you will be linked to a training advisor who will assist you through a combination of recognition of prior learning, workshops, work based projects and other flexible delivery options. Standard TAFE administration fees and concessions apply. For more information attend the information session on Tuesday 6th November 2012 from 6pm to 7pm in building D at Shellharbour TAFE, 11College Ave Oak Flats  or contact Rod Chinnery Phone 4295 2228, email

Aboriginal Hepatitis Retreat

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Hep retreat Flyer 2012

Illawarra Forum Positions Vacant

Application deadline for the 3 HACC Development positions with Illawarra Forum has been extended to Monday 15 October!

There are 3 fantastic positions available which will help build the capacity of the HACC sector in Illawarra and South Coast.

  • Aboriginal Access Officer
  • Training and Development Officer
  • HACC Development Project Worker

Please follow this link to get more information, or call Sarah for further information. Sarah Wilson, Manager Mb 0422 830 580

White Ribbon Day

We need your help again to raise awareness and cook some snags at our annual WRD BBQ’s!

Last year we held successful BBQ’s at both Shellharbour and Wollongong Bunning’s to raise awareness about White Ribbon Day, it was loads of fun, a great team effort, many of us made new connections with other service providers and we also raised lots of money which has allowed us to contribute support this year to projects such as the new cinema advertisements that will be launched at a WRD event this year on Saturday 24th Nov in Crown Street Mall.

Attached is a roster for…

  • Wollongong Bunning’s (1st page)
  • Shellharbour Bunning’s (2nd page)

White Ribbon Day Bunnings BBQ Roster

Please email Melanie (contact details below) your availability to help out – and we’ll add you to the roster! Hoping you can come on board!

Melanie Duncan, Community Safety Officer, Wollongong City Council ph 02 4227 7298 or email

4th Annual Regional Leaders Summit

Culture of Innovation

8 – 9 November 2012
Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong OR

Regional Development Australia Illawarra and the University of Wollongong are officially partnering together for the 4th annual Regional Leaders Summit, as part of the new Illawarra Futures Symposium Series. Illawarra Futures presents the work and ideas of a diverse range of international, national and Illawarra – based researchers, public figures, government leaders and service providers. Participants will have input into the challenges the Illawarra region currently faces.

Professional Practice Program for International Students: Accounting

Information Session for Prospective Host Organisations – Wednesday, 24th Oct 2012

Careers Central at the University of Wollongong has been placing international students in work placements within local, regional and Sydney based organisations for the past three years. Interest from businesses wishing to host international student interns continues to grow as employers become more committed to delivering on their diversity strategies, are more culturally aware and, are realising the many benefits student interns can bring to their workplace. Visa regulations are now more open to support these ‘summer placements’ that are available for up to three months.

To explain how the program works, as well as provide answers to your queries, we are inviting representatives from all organisations, of all shapes and sizes to an information session on October 24th.

Please join us for refreshments and hear the insights and experiences from past host employers and graduates of the program.

RSVP HERE for the Professional Practice Placement Information Session

Please note, by attending this information session, you are not committing your organisation to participating in the Professional Practice Program.

Function Details

Location: Innovation Campus, Fairy Meadow

Venue: Ocean View Function Room (Building 230)

Date: Wednesday 24th October, 2012

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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More Information about the program.

If you cannot make the event please contact one of our International Careers Consultants who will be able to work with you to find a suitable student to add value to your organisation.

Small Environmental Projects Fund – Shellharbour Local Government Area

Shellharbour City Council is inviting community group/organisation or educational institution to consider submitting an application for assistance under their Small Environmental Projects Fund.

This fund offers grants to assist and empower community groups, organisations and educational institutions to undertake environmental projects in the Shellharbour Local Government Area.

A total of $10,000 is available in the 2012/2013 financial year, with grants of up to $3,000 available to successful applicants.

Information for Applicants and Application Forms are located on Council’s website. Applications close 4.30pm, Friday 2 November 2012.

Please contact Councils Environment Officers on 4221 6111 if you would like to discuss potential project ideas, or have any further questions.

Shellharbour Council Community Development Team Changes

Shellharbour Council advises of some changes to its Community Development (CD) Team over the coming weeks.

From today, Community Planner, Nicole Collins will be acting in the position of Manager Community Development for a period of 6 weeks.

Karen Fuller from Council’s Youth Services Team will also be working with the CD team for 6 weeks on a diverse range of community development projects. Karen will be working on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Nicole or the team on 4221 6170 if you have any questions.