Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:53

Events: What's on in November

Council officers at a WSROC networking event. Council officers at a WSROC networking event.

From the NDIS to sustainable housing and urban agriculture learn more about the society we live in with these events.


Local Government Multicultural Network: Inclusive and cohesive communities in NSW conference – 2-3 November, 2017

The Conference brought to you by the Local Government Multicultural Network, in partnership with Multicultural NSW, Local Government NSW, the State Library of NSW, Randwick City Council, Parramatta City Council, Georges River Council, Liverpool City Council and City of Canterbury Bankstown and in collaboration with Department of Human Services, Vyva Entertainment, Inner West Council and City of Sydney.

Examine best practice models/ frameworks to promote social cohesion and inclusion. Explore pragmatic responses to social cohesion challenges in our diverse communities. Showcase key strategies used in our sector.


WSROC Turn Down the Heat action planning workshop - 9 November, 2017

The Turn down the heat initiative aims to meet the challenge of urban heat by establishing a regional, cross-disciplinary network to share knowledge and implement solutions for a greener, cooler, more liveable and resilient Western Sydney. WSROC acknowledges that to truly tackle the issue of urban heat, all levels of government, all industry sectors and all parts of the community must work together. 

This workshop will be an interactive session with wide representation of local and regional governments, subject matter experts, as well as community and business leaders.


National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA): NDIS information session South West Sydney – 14 November, 2017

The NDIS has been available in the local government areas of Campbelltown and Liverpool since July 2016.

We are hosting an NDIS information session in partnership with the Member for Werriwa, Ms Anne Stanley for people with disability, their families, carers and community members.

Find out more about the NDIS and get your questions answered.


University of Sydney: Sydney Ideas: Research-practice partnerships – 15 November, 2017

Internationally, there is growing interest in promoting evidence-based policymaking within government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. Most policies that promote evidence use emphasize “doing what works" and do not take into account the growing research base regarding the use of evidence.

This presentation will describe results from a series of studies conducted in the US focused on how research-practice partnerships support both evidence use and the development of evidence that can guide local decision making. 


NSW Office of Environment and Heritage: Building sustainable housing workshop: Parramatta  – 15 November, 2017

The workshop is part of a social research and engagement process, to examine the drivers, barriers and opportunities to encourage more sustainable housing in NSW.

During the workshops, we will discuss what we have discovered to date through a series of interviews and surveys with developers, council staff and others who have shown an interest in participating in this process. 

We would also like to encourage collaboration across sectors through the development of a vision and action plan and metrics which all parties can work toward.


Local Government NSW – Inclusive Tourism – 15th November, 2017

One in every five Australians identifies as having a disability. 88 percent take a holiday every year, injecting $8 billion into the travel industry. A further 15% of Australia’s population is aged 65 or over.  

 The Inclusive Tourism forum is part of a series of networking events across NSW which focus on inclusive tourism.


Western Sydney University: 2nd Advancing Community Cohesion Conference – 20-22 November, 2017

The 2nd National Advancing Community Cohesion Conference – Today’s Challenges and Solutions is a national forum for national and international experts to examine more effective and new ways of promoting harmony and resilience within diverse communities and societies.

The Conference is an opportunity to: share expertise, experiences and lessons learned; participate in workshops to strengthen practical knowledge and skills; and network, build contacts and facilitate partnerships and collaboration.


Local Government NSW - Annual Conference – 4-6 December, 2017

This Conference is the annual policy-making event for NSW general-purpose councils, our associate members and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. It is the pre-eminent event of the local government year where local councillors come together to share ideas and debate issues that shape the way we are governed.


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