Homelessness Advisory Committee

Join the Homelessness Advisory Committee

Do you have experience with the problem of homelessness in the Shoalhaven? Do you have a desire to advocate for community members who are in need of housing?

Shoalhaven City Council is calling for applications from the community to join the Committee. This is an exciting opportunity to bring your experiences and ideas to offer a fresh and unique perspective to the Committee.

Lived experience of homelessness or of being at risk of homelessness is not required to join, but is welcomed.

For more information, please read the Terms of Reference.

Steps to apply:

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Email your completed form to governance@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

Need help with your application?

If you don't have access to your own computer, our libraries across the Shoalhaven offer free access to computer services.

What is the Homelessness Advisory Committee?

Guided by the lived experience of Committee members, and the expertise of homelessness and housing service providers, the Committee advocates for the needs of people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness in the Shoalhaven.

The Committee brings together local homelessness services, support organisations, community members and Councillors to assist Council in addressing homelessness issues in the Shoalhaven.

The Committee meets at the Nowra Administrative Centre four (4) times per year, usually starting at 2:00pm.

For more information, please read the committee terms of reference.

What role does the Committee play in Council?

During meetings, the Homelessness Advisory Committee reviews and discusses Council reports, and provides advice and input to Council on issues affecting homelessness in the Shoalhaven.

The role of the Committee is outlined in the points below:

  • Provide Council with advice, guided by lived experience and expertise on homelessness and related issues that can be dealt with at a Local Government level
  • Work with Council to address issues and develop strategies to assist Council in their decision making processes
  • Advise on the development, review and implementation of the Community Led Plan for Homelessness
  • Oversee and evaluate the outcomes of the plan
  • Provide comment on relevant Council policies and strategies
  • Advocate for community needs on issues relating to homelessness in the Shoalhaven

The role of the Committee and the decisions it makes are informed by the following Council plans:

Any recommendations to Council are submitted through the recorded minutes of each meeting for Council to consider.