Illawarra Interagency | Christmas Fiesta Meeting

fiestaLooking Back, Looking Forward

We are celebrating a year of hard work in this amazing sector with a delicious Mexican feast and YOU deserve it.

We will be looking back at all the programs, projects and special community events of 2016 and engaging in networking activities to workshop what we want for our sector and the Interagency in 2017.

Lunch is only $10 (plus $1.44 processing fee)
numbers are limited

Thursday 1 December 2016
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

The Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Central Hotel
3 Memorial Drive

Youth Week Planning Workshop

Places are still available at ‘Youth Week 2017 Planning Workshop’ at Warilla 9th November 2016 at Southern Youth & Family Services.

This workshop has been designed to support Local Government Areas and Youth Week Committees to organise sexual health activities for Youth Week 2017. It will provide hands on, fun activities around sexual health that you can use with young people any time.

This workshop is free, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

NSW Health has partnered with the Department of Family and Community Services for Youth Week 2017. Now in its sixth year, the partnership aims to build greater engagement in the youth sector to help improve the sexual health of young people in NSW. Sexually Transmissible Infections are increasing in NSW with 70% of Chlamydia notifications are young people. The need for LGAs and youth organisations to focus on sexual health is now higher than ever

Click here to register:


Community Drug Alcohol Team | Planning Meeting

Where | Warilla Neighbourhood Centre, 69 Bernard crescent Warilla
When | Tuesday 12th August from 10am


  1. Heidi Freeman Australia Drug Foundation Senior Community Development Officer for Illawarra will be attending to update us on activities.
  2. To all discuses the future CDAT Drug Action Plan for Illawarra area for 2014/15
  3. Talk about CDAT Budget and the CEAP grant for the running of Cannabis and Drugs the real facts workshops in Shellharbour and Kiama Areas
  4. General Business.

RSVP | Monday 11th August 2014 to Sharon at

City Hub Community Engagement


Council is seeking your feedback on the three concept design options for the City Hub.  We have planned a program of community engagement activities such as a series of kiosks, focus groups, a meet and greet with the design team, static displays and an online survey.

Your views are important to us, to participate in the online survey please familiarise yourself with the community principles and the concept designs below.

You are invited to attend a meet and greet presentation with the architects of the City Hub on Tuesday evening (12.11.13) – to register email or call 4221 6029.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Disability Action Plan (DRAFT)

Your organisation / committee is invited to provide feedback on the DRAFT Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Disability Action Plan, 2014 – 2017(summary of Strategies, Actions and Outcomes).

This plan provides a shared vision for a person centred system, an outline of what could change to achieve it, and a series of practical options to deliver person centred access to services and provision of care. There are five priority areas in the plan, each with strategies, actions and outcomes that both consumers and the ISLHD have identified as being achievable within a three year time frame.

The participation of consumers and staff in the development of this plan has been critical in better understanding the experiences of people with disabilities and their carers in accessing and using our services. The feedback we have received to date has greatly influenced the development of this plan and in particular the actions to improve access to mainstream services, and the identification, assessment, referral and coordination of care for people with disabilities.

Attached is the DRAFT summary plan together with a feedback form for your organisation to complete.  Comments and suggestions can be made up by fax (4223 8225) or email until Friday 26 July 2013:

  •            4223 8592
  •                       4223 8593

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We also encourage you to circulate the DRAFT plan amongst your networks.

S&A Interagency Alert – 27 Nov 2012

Girls Footy Flyer

Girls Footy Festival flyer Jan 2013

Working with Children Legislation Information Session

As you have probably heard, there are some major changes to the Working with Children legislation which will come into affect on 1 February 2013.

The NSW Commission for Children and Young People will be holding an information session at Shellharbour City Council on Thursday 24 January from 12noon. This information session will help you to understand the changes and prepare for the new check.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit

Racism. It Stops With Me

During the National Anti-Racism Consultations I heard many stories of racism.  I would like to share just one with you that has touched me:

“I have a Cambodian daughter-in-law and mixed-race grandchildren. I accompanied them to a mothers group at the library. Nobody talked to my daughter-in-law or the children until people realised I was with them. This makes me feel very sad and concerned for the potential difficulties in the future for my grandchildren”.

Did you know that more than 1 in 10 Australians experienced discrimination on the basis of the colour of their skin, ethnic origin or their religion in the last 12 months?

So what can we do about this? We can all agree – Racism. It Stops With Me

One way you can drive this Campaign is by signing up your employer, school, sporting or community organisation. Check out our business and community prospectus for more info. Let’s rally together- speak out and send out a message that cannot be ignored- RACISM. IT STOPS WITH ME.

You can spread the word by following us on twitter re-tweeting and using the hash-tag #RacismStopsWithMe to promote the campaign.

Dr Helen Szoke, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Practical Organic Gardening

Great News December garden class

Grow Food! Introduction to Horticulture at Dapto TAFE

Dapto 9070 intor to hort flyer

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s Health Care Services Plan

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s Health Care Services Plan was endorsed by the Board early in November. If you would like  a copy for your team please  let me know. The full plan is available on