Multicultural Committee

The Multicultural Committee provides us with advice and information on inclusion, access, equity and human rights issues facing multicultural communities. Challenges, barriers, opportunities and aspirations are of primary concern.

Read the full committee terms of reference(PDF, 375KB).

Objectives

  • Provide feedback and advice on our policies, plans, services and projects that have an impact on multicultural communities.
  • Provide advice on government initiatives, programs and reviews that have an impact on multicultural communities.
  • Advocate for multicultural communities.
  • Help us promote the benefits of diversity and enhance understanding about the barriers to equality facing multicultural communities
  • Provide advice in relation to its communication, engagement and consultation with multicultural communities
  • Monitor the implementation of community plans.

Membership

The committee consists of:

  • up to 15 community and/or organisational members
  • 1 councillor
  • up to 5 agency, service provider and allied organisational members.

Representation on the committee will reflect the:

  • diverse range of interests and experience, providing a balance of perspectives
  • community demographics
  • geographic diversity of Banyule.

Our staff are not considered members of the committee, but a specific officer is assigned to the committee to provide executive support and will be the key contact for all members.

Community and organisational members

Committee positions are voluntary and may be held for a 2-year term. Representation will be sought from a recruitment process specified in the terms of reference.

The committee will consist of:

  • up to 10 residents who meet the selection criteria
  • up to 6 representatives from community organisations, agencies and service providers that focus on local multicultural communities.

Contact

For more information, contact Lisa King at Lisa.King@banyule.vic.gov.au