NAIDOC Week Success

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NAIDOC Week 2017 dancers

Jetty4Shores Progressing

Progress on the Jetty4Shores Project is continuing to move ahead in line with the 2013 community consultation and it looks as if it will be finished on time by the end of August, weather permitting. Watch this space.

NAIDOC Week Success

Congratulations to everyone involved in the organising of events for this year’s NAIDOC Week which was packed with events. It began with a really well-attended official flag-raising ceremony at Council’s Chamber. Each year, the crowd gets bigger and it’s lovely to see so many young people coming along.

The ceremony also gave me the opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and hard work of the Aboriginal community through the prestigious Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Awards.

The Awards recognise the contribution that local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples contribute to our community as a whole. Plus the Awards are an ideal way of highlighting just some of the achievements and excellent work being carried out by members of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities.

This year’s winners were Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development AwardSue Tomkins, Aboriginal Community Organisation or Business of the Year AwardBularri Muurlay Nyanggan, Academic Achievement AwardJasmine Hovermann, Sports Achievement AwardCassey Lynwood, Arts and Cultural Pursuits Achievement AwardTony Dootson and Youth of the Year AwardCharlotte Bedford.

Three for One  

A great new exhibition has opened at the Regional Gallery showcasing the varied works of three artists.  John Bennett’s photographs explore the half-hour before sunrise when light starts to flood the night sky, Jenni Catt’s watercolours meditate on the transience of life and Angela Tay uses different types of media to capture the ever-changing nature ebbing tides. The exhibition is on until August 6.

Listen In

Did you know that Council’s Council Meetings are now live streamed so you can listen from the comfort of your own home? We wanted to make it easier and more transparent for people to understand the decision-making process.  To listen, just go to www.mixlr.com and search for coffsharbourcitycouncil.

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