Illawarra Interagency | February Minutes

Attended | Karen Chisnall, Louise Croker, Meg McCaughey, Kevin Cassanego, Rod Chinnery, Sharon Parker, Jen Kearns, Julie Parkinson, Amanda Hill, Jess Foster, Nicole Flynn, Lyn Lamb, Michael Williamson, Katie Murphy, Bertha Quiros, Brian Pember, Andrew Adams, Anne Marie Sharkey, Robyn Tindall, Jenny Norman, Janine Cable, Carol Lymbery, Tracy Venaglia, Bob Purcell, Lisa O’Grady, Michelle Miran, Elaine Hudson, Melissa Hedger, Cheryl Pearce, Christine Wade, Marlene Calleja

Apologies | Robert Meikle, Danielle Ribergaard, Chris Jenson, Irina Bruckner, Gabriela Martinez, Natalie Delves, Emma Rodrigues, Vanessa Ford, Jonathan Hyratt, Josh Hammann, Kerry Wilcock, Alanna Bastin-Byrne, Anthony Scerri, Sarah Little, Michael Norris, Debbie Magyar, Daniela Pyper, Tammy Johnston, Sue Savage, Maureen Wren, Charles Gibson, Gillian Smith, Jodi Keast, Ian McClintock, Tim Counter, Megan Smith, Lindy Frampton, Elizabeth Marando, Justine Bridge, Katie Fox

Actions and Decisions from Meeting

  1. Develop a funding diary on Shellharbour Connect. This will allow community groups and organisations to have access to the same information in one central location – Steering Committee to discuss funding opportunities at meetings that can be added to the funding diary
  2. Give Interagency participants an opportunity to raise specific issues at meetings and allow them to discuss the issues within the group activity time if necessary or arrange a separate issues based meeting.
  3. Request all Interagency members to bring a friend along to Interagency meetings to increase participation.
  4. Employee social media tools to increase positive storytelling within the community and across the sector. Encourage Interagency members to use social media tools such as instagram and flipagram to promote positive storytelling.
  5. Request Illawarra Forum and RDA to be involved in the Illawarra Interagency and present for 5 minutes each at the Interagency meetings.
  6. Investigate opportunities for Digital Enterprise Training through RDA

Interagency Meeting 20 June 2013


  • Amanda Hill – Wollongong Women’s Centre
  • Christa Thomas – Community Services
  • Joanne English – Community Services
  • Terri Davis – BCS Warilla North Community Centre
  • Christine Crighton – Wollongong TAFE
  • Rod Chinnery – TAFE NSW
  • Monique Ferguson – Illawarra Forum
  • Jeremy Prangnell – Mission Australia
  • Tessa Parsons – Barnardos Communities for Children
  • Chris Wade – Illawarra Respite and Carelink Centre
  • Bertha Quiros – Spanish and Latinamerican Community Organisation (SALCO)
  • Josh Hammann – Lighthouse Community Care
  • Sarah Little – Breastscreen NSW
  • Brian Pember
  • Marlene Calleja – Warilla Neighbourhood Centre
  • Katie Murphy – Access Community Group
  • Cheryl Pearce – CWA of NSW Kiama Branch
  • Sharon Parker – North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre
  • Meg McCaughey – SCBC Assist
  • Gab Martinez – ISLHD
  • Arhaj Russell – Greenacres Joblink
  • Tim Counter – Australian Home Care
  • Naomi Combe – Wollongong University Placement – Access Community Group
  • Emma Cappetta – NSW Sport and Recreation
  • Gillian Smith – ISLHD- Drug and Alcohol Team


  • Julie Parkinson – Kiama Community Health, ISLHD
  • Kerry Wilcock – Barnardos South Coast, Illawarra Fmaily Referral Service
  • Rebecca Norwood – AfterCare NSW
  • Robert Miekle – Human Services, Centrelink
  • Daniela Pyper – TAFE NSW
  • Tammy Johnston – Cancer Council NSW
  • Michael Norris – The Disability Trust
  • Kristen Carroll – Family and Community Services
  • Cheryl Ineson – Family and Community Services
  • Claudia Sinclair– Anglicare
  • Mark Sewell – Warrigal Care
  • Anthony  Scerri– MCCI
  • Kevin and Dot Gillis – Tongarra Heritage Society Inc.
  • Kate Montague – NSW Sport and Recreation
  • Diana Proksh – Illawarra Multicultural Services
  • Kevin Cassanego

Speeding Networking

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Shellharbour Connect

Shellharbour Connect is a new online community directory and community notice board. The website aims to make accessing community information simple and easy and covers a whole range of items when living, working or playing in Shellharbour.

Community members and groups can use the site to:

  • Search for local community organisations, groups, places, spaces and people
  • Promote community projects and events
  • Search for projects and events in the area
  • Discover opportunities to volunteer in your local community
  • Share ideas to improve your neighbourhood
  • Acknowledge and share resources and skills available within your community

 To access a help guide to assist with adding and editing your organisation’s details to the site, please visit the help link on the top left of the site.

For more information, visit the website or contact Nicole Collins, Manager Community and Cultural Life on:
Phone: (02) 4221 6170

S&K Interagency Meeting – 14 Feb 2013


  • Sharon Parker
  • Vanessa Ford
  • Kate Montague
  • Natalie Delves
  • Jeremy Pragnell
  • Julie Errey
  • Lynne Payne
  • Jessica Kearns
  • Carol Perry
  • Rod Chinnery
  • Nick Guggisberg
  • Meg McCaughey
  • Brian Pember
  • Charles Gibson
  • Lyn Lamb
  • Anthony Sierri
  • Kevin Cassageno
  • Tammy Johnston
  • Amanada Hill
  • Linda Robinson
  • Greg Fisher
  • JoAnne English
  • Gabi Martinez
  • Christa Thomas


  • Nathan Hider – AHCS
  • Robert Pinchin- Dementia Advisory Service
  • Megan Smith – St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Carol Lymbery – Barnardos South Coast
  • Tessa Parsons – Barnardos South Coast
  • Katie Murphy – Access Community Group
  • Nicky Sloan – Illawarra Forum
  • Nikke Gladwin – Healthy Cities Illawarra
  • Robert Miekle – Human Services
    Dianna Proksch – IMS
  • Elisa Dalla Valle – Kids Cottage
  • Elicia Ford – The Smith Family
  • Keith Wilson
  • Marlene Calleja

Think Tank Notes – February 2013

Who who’s when it comes to Advocacy

Advocacy Tips

Advocacy Tips

Aboriginal Community Health Workshop

NSW Public Sector – who’s who

Participation and Facility Program Guidelines