Nominate for a Community Reference Group
Do you want to make a difference in the local community?
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity in the community development or cultural development areas?
There are current vacancies with a number of City of South Perth community reference/advisory groups:
- Arts Advisory Group (AAG)
- Inclusive Community Advisory Group (ICAG)
- Public Health Reference Group (PHRG)
- Community Safety and Crime Prevention Group (CSCPG)
Nominations are now open and the term of appointment to the group(s) will be for two years. Participation is voluntary/unpaid.
Arts Advisory Group (AAG)
The Arts Advisory Group provides specialist advice and recommendations on City and private developer public art projects, the management of the City’s collection of art and public art and relevant arts and cultural projects and programs.
There are up to two (2) vacancies for community members on the AAG. Nominees must be a local resident or local business owner and eligible/enrolled to vote in the City of South Perth local government elections.
Interested local people are encouraged to submit a nomination, particularly from local people who have an interest and knowledge in public art.
The AAG generally meets from 6pm-7.30pm on the first Thursday of the month, approximately 4- 6 times per year.
Inclusive Community Advisory Group (ICAG)
The Inclusive Community Advisory Group is responsible for the oversight of the City’s Access and Inclusion Plan.
There are two vacancies for community members on the ICAG. Nominees must be a local resident or local business owner. Interested local people are encouraged to submit a nomination, particularly from local people who have an interest and knowledge in the following areas:
- disability services
- culturally and Linguistically Diversity (CaLD)
- addressing homelessness
- support services for LGBTQI+
The ICAG meets from 12-1.30pm on the third Wednesday on the months of February, May, August and November.
Public Health Reference Group (PHRG)
The Public Health Reference Group is responsible for providing advice on public health issues in line with the City’s Public Health Plan.
There are three vacancies for health professionals working within the City and three vacancies for community members with a personal interest in health promotion. The PHP broadly covers the areas of;
Public Health Protection (related to food safety, vector management, health related complaints, public buildings, and infectious disease)
Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease (related to nutrition, physical activity, reducing smoking and alcohol consumption, and dementia)
Mental Health (wellbeing and promotion of the Act Belong Commit partnership)
The PHRG meets quarterly on the third Monday of the month from 12:30-2:30pm in the months of February, May, August, and November.
Community Safety and Crime Prevention Group (CSCPG)
The City facilitates a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Group with representation from key government agencies and the local community. Members include Kensington Police, PCYC, Curtin University, Waterford Plaza, Western Australia Local Government Association’s Roadwise Program and other key partners. The group ensure community safety has a well-rounded approach and carry out a number of community safety initiatives and projects that are determined by the actions in the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Implementation Plan for the four priority areas as follows:
- Promote Home Safety Awareness
- Reduce levels of theft of possessions from motor vehicles
- Address levels of Anti-Social Behaviour
- Increase Road Safety.
The Group meet quarterly in February, May, August and November.
How to Nominate
Nominees can express their interest for any of the above community reference/advisory groups by completing a Nomination Form (below) including relevant experience and accepting the terms of reference before 6 October 2023.
- Phone 9474 0777
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org