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To ENHANCE the role of community groups.

SENIORS

· Kaddy bus funding

· Easy Transport (provide funding and free parking for all their buses)

· Seniors’ Month funding and activities

· Training and courses (eg computer pals)

· Recognising senior and disability need in master plans eg, sufficient rest points planned

DISABILITY

· $6.4m on playground strategy to make all playgrounds all ability and inclusive

· Collaroy all ability and inclusive precinct

· Tendered out digitisation of Council records to Fighting Chance (providing real jobs for real people)

· Bush regeneration partnership with Bushlink

· Kaddy bus funding

TO STRENGTHEN OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS

· Utilised the SRG (Strategic Reference Groups) model to provide open grass root communication with Councillors and Council staff.

YOUTH

· Created a dynamic Youth Strategy (which resulted in youth from regional areas visiting to recreated in their own communities – Youth SRG

· Social Media/Online engagement - KALOF app designed by our youth for their needs. (The app created by a group of northern beaches young people won Silver at the W³ Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts in New York.)

· Multiple Youth forums

· Youth focussed consultation

· Youth information nights

· Youth activities – band nights, arts, films, etc.

· PCYC - Youth input vital in creating a space that would be productive to their needs.

CULTURALLY DIVERSE

· Created a Multiculural Strategy to assist our culturally diverse population (28.1% of residents being born overseas)

· Warringah was home to Australia’s largest Tibetan population, however the exact numbers are difficult to measure as most have their country of origin listed as China.

· Encouraged Council’s Community and Cultural Development Grants Program with grants to the Tibetan Learning Centre and a Tibetan Children’s Camp in recent years. Through the competitive grants program, Council has contributed financially to events such as Eurofest, the Sydney Multicultural Festival and the Tibetan Losar Festival.

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