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The City of Greater Dandenong Welcomes All

The City of Greater Dandenong Welcomes All

Greater Dandenong Multicultural Advisory Committee

The Greater Dandenong Multicultural Advisory Committee established in April 2017 to strengthen community relationships and to increase collaboration with multicultural communities. The efforts of this Committee will contribute to community wellbeing, harmony and prosperity of Greater Dandenong.


Objectives


The objectives of the Greater Dandenong Multicultural Advisory Committee are to:

  • Provide advice to Council on its policies, plans and services that impact our multicultural communities
  • Consider and provide advice on key Government initiatives, issues, programs and reviews
  • Raise awareness of the issues impacting people from a multicultural background
  • Provide a medium that supports social interaction and capacity building amongst people from a multicultural background
  • Consider funding and other opportunities as they may arise
  • Celebrate and raise awareness of the achievements of multicultural communities


Members

Greater Dandenong Multicultural Advisory Committee members were appointed by the Council in February 2017. Members have been appointed by a selection panel based on the Terms of Reference.

The Advisory Committee currently has 18 members which include:

City of Greater Dandenong councillors

  • Mayor, Cr Jim Memeti
  • Cr Heang Tak
  • Cr Roz Blades AM
  • Cr Matthew Kirwan
  • Cr Youhorn Chea
  • Cr Loi Truong
  • Cr Maria Sampey

Multicultural community leaders

  • Ms Sajda Yasmin Yakub
  • Ms Lisa Mok
  • Mr Kadira Pethiyagoda
  • Mr Ali Yaghobi
  • Mr Yusuf Abubakar

Representatives from local organisations and agencies

  • Mr Peter Johnstone, AMES Australia 
  • Ms Helen Health OAM, Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network 
  • Ms Ashleigh Newnham, Springvale Monash Legal Service 
  • Ms Vikki Noisette (Home), Dandenong West Primary School
  • Ms Katina Nomikoudis, Life Without Barriers


A senior officer from the Community Services Directorate

Meetings

Meetings of this Advisory Committee in 2017 will be held quarterly in:

  • April 
  • June
  • September 
  • November 

Key Documents

Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct - Multicultural Advisory Committee 
Meeting Etiquette - City of Greater Dandenong


Relevant links

Survey Results - Multicultural Forum 2016
Asylum Seekers and Refugees Advisory Committee
Key diversity trends in the City of Greater Dandenong
Greater Dandenong Community Directory

Join our contact list

If you would like to be involved the work of the Multicultural Advisory Committee and to be added to our contact list for information about multicultural activities and community forums, please provide the information below.
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