Multicultural Advisory Group

Advising council on the challenges and opportunities for our multicultural communities.

The group's role

  • Support the deliverables within the Community Strategy Action Plan.
  • Provide advice to council on its policies, plans, programs and services.
  • Provide advice to council about effective engagement with the multicultural community and sector.
  • Assist with reporting, reviewing and updating of the Community Strategy Action Plan.

The group operate as per the MAG Terms of  Reference[163KB].

Advisory group members

Members of the Multicultural Advisory Group hold a diverse range of skills and professional expertise working with multicultural groups and communities.

Anna Sri

Anna identifies as a person of colour with Tamil and Anglo-Australian heritage. She advocates for a welcoming Sunshine Coast through creating connection and access to services for culturally diverse people. 

Thị Bích Hợp Nguyễn

Linguistic lecturer, cultural language researcher and member of the Sunshine Coast Vietnamese community.

Christine Thomas

CEO, Cygnet Centre for Peacebuilding & Transformation Ltd and proud Wakka Wakka Aboriginal Woman. Christine is a social worker, restorative practitioner, public speaker, educator, and leader. She is dedicated to building strong inclusive and empowered communities.  

David Hollinsworth

Adjunct Professor University of the Sunshine Coast. David has taught Indigenous studies, sociology, and anti-racism since 1974 at various universities.  Author, researcher consultant and trainer in anti-racism and culturally inclusive practice.

Linda Dennis

Settlement Engagement Transition and Support Worker at the Nambour Community Centre. Linda works with multicultural clients and leaders, organisations, and groups. She has coordinated many successful ongoing projects, programs, and events.

Peppi Bueti

Director Sunny Communications with over 25 years’ experience in communications and marketing. Peppi is also an Executive Committee member of the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce.

Vicki Qiu

Community Action for a Multicultural Society Worker at the Nambour Community Centre. Vicki supports the growth of cultural diversity for multicultural groups and business. She is the coordinator of the HER Festival and the Sunshine Coast Migrant Business Expo.

Walter Nkemfack

Walter brings the African Diaspora Community together and builds relationships across all multicultural communities. He also organises regular multicultural football tournaments for the benefit of social integration.

Councillor David Law, Division 10, Sunshine Coast Council

Community portfolio providing leadership and representation of multiculturalism.

Kim Price, Development Officer, Sunshine Coast Council

Chairperson and ex-officio member.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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