Community member nominations are now open to help establish Playford’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Reference Group.
The group will play a key role in building positive relationships between Council and the local community.
City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said the group will provide advice to Council and influence cultural change.
“We want to hear from the community representatives on how our Council operations can better meet the needs of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community,” Mayor Docherty said.
“The establishment of a Community Reference Group will provide a meaningful way for people to help shape their community so that it is inclusive and welcoming for all.
“We encourage all who have a strong connection to Playford to get involved and nominate now.”
The Reference Group will consist of 11 members, including five community representatives, three agency representatives, one Councillor and two Council staff.
“A number of community information events will be hosted throughout October where staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Reference Group or how to nominate,” Mayor Docherty said.
An information session will be hosted at the Elizabeth Rise Community Centre between 9.30am and 10.30am on Monday 17 October, followed by an event at Marni Waiendi on Wednesday 19 October from 4pm to 5pm.
Council will also host it’s first Playford Aboriginal Art Exhibition on Friday 21 October at the Playford Civic Centre from 5pm to 7pm to showcase local talent.
Nomination forms can be downloaded here or for further information visit playford.sa.gov.au/referencegroup.