Shoalhaven Homelessness Taskforce is seeking new committee members

Published on 06 January 2022

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Shoalhaven City Council are asking for expressions of interest from members of the community to join the Homelessness Taskforce. 

The Committee are looking for local community members who are:

  • Passionate about the issue of homelessness and/or have lived experience of homelessness whilst living in the Shoalhaven Local Government Area.
  • Interested in being an advocate for people experiencing homelessness in the community.
  • Motivated to drive change through local government and would like to learn more about its role in the community.
  • Available to attend quarterly meetings.
  • Reachable by phone, email or postal address in order to be notified of meetings and updates.

Shoalhaven City Council Manager of Community Connections, Michael Paine said “this is an excellent opportunity for local community members to become advocates for people experiencing homelessness.”

“It’s an important role for community members who are motivated to drive change through local government for those in our community that are ‘doing it tough’,” Michael said.

The Homelessness Taskforce was re-established in October 2021 to:

  • Provide Council with strategic advice on homelessness and related issues that can be dealt with at a Local Government level.
  • Work with Council to address issues, develop options and assist with the identification of preferred solutions as part of Council’s decision-making process.
  • Advise on the development and application of a Homelessness Strategic Plan and provide comment on relevant council policies and strategies.
  • Advocate community views on homelessness issues.

Applications close on Thursday, 20 January 2022.

Apply by completing the Homelessness Taskforce Membership EOI Application(PDF, 142KB) form. 

For more information about the role of the Homelessness Taskforce Shoalhaven, visit the Homelessness Taskforce Shoalhaven web page, or by email at communityconnections@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4429 3539.