On 7 August 2017, Darebin City Council became signatory to the Welcoming Cities Standard, becoming part of both a national network of cities, shires, towns and municipalities and a global movement of 135 municipalities.
Welcoming Cities, an initiative of the Scanlon Foundation and Welcome to Australia, aims to support local councils to become more welcoming and inclusive of new communities. Members are committed to an Australia where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life. This is achieved through the application of the Australian Standard for Welcoming Cities (the Standard)
Establishing a Reference Group
To support Council’s progress towards achieving the Standard’s principles and criteria, a Darebin Welcoming Cities Reference Group is being established to inform and support the development of the actions and strategies that Council will implement to meet the Standard.
The Reference Group will comprise of three (3) non-voting members and eleven (11) voting members, of which are representatives of key community and migrant support agencies and anti-racism agencies or organisations. Members will provide strategic and practical advice, identify new opportunities, facilitate input from community members and will meet formally on a quarterly basis.
For detailed information about the operation of the Welcoming Cities Reference Group, including membership duties and governing process, see the Darebin Welcoming Cities Reference Group Terms of Reference.
How you can nominate to be a member
Complete and return the Expression of Interest form
, by 5pm Sunday 6 January 2019,
- Email: email@example.com
- In person: Darebin City Council Customer Service, 274 Gower Street Preston
- By Mail: Darebin City Council, PO Box 91, Preston 3072
Coordinator Equity & Diversity
Monday - Friday
Ph: 8470 8365