Sunshine Coast Multicultural Advisory Group
  • Last updated:
  • 29 Jun 2020

The Multicultural Advisory Group provides expert advice and a structure for the delivery of the multicultural priorities contained within the:

The Community Strategy provides a long-term plan for how council and our community will work together to achieve a strong community.

Along with all sectors of the community, the Strategy embraces the region’s multicultural communities. The Strategy aims to strengthen connection, inclusion and opportunity for all people in our community.

Role of the group

The group’s role is to:

  • Support the deliverables under each of the actions within the Community Strategy Action Plan through the provision of expert advice.
  • Provide rigorous and transparent advice to Council on its policies, plans, programs and services as they relate to the multicultural community and sector.
  • Assist Council to promote the benefits of the Community Strategy.
  • Provide advice to Council regarding effective engagement with the multicultural community and sector.
  • Assist with reporting, reviewing and updating of the Community Strategy Action Plan.

Terms of Reference - Sunshine Coast Multicultural Advisory Group - March 2020[370KB]

Council is currently inviting nominations for the Multicultural Advisory Group

Membership is open to:

  • any member of the multicultural community who lives on the Sunshine Coast
  • specialists and academics on multiculturalism and cultural diversity
  • representatives of community groups, organisations, agencies and service providers who have a focus on the provision of services to multicultural communities on the Sunshine Coast
  • representatives from all levels of government who have a focus on provision of services to multicultural communities on the Sunshine Coast.

Nominees will need to demonstrate:

  • close connections to the Sunshine Coast area
  • experience in working with multicultural groups and communities
  • an understanding of the needs and issues affecting multicultural communities
  • a commitment to making a positive difference for multicultural residents on the Sunshine Coast
  • an understanding of the Strategy vision, five outcomes areas and guiding principles, and associated Action Plan.

Knowledge/experience in the following areas is also desired:

  • health and wellbeing (empowerment, participation and resilience)
  • education (expanding knowledge, acceptance and recognition of diverse cultures)
  • economic opportunities (skills, employment and business networks)
  • racism and discrimination (diversity and inclusion strategies)
  • settlement (establishing, engaging and connecting new multicultural residents)
  • multi-faith and intercultural dialogue (encouraging intercultural connections and leadership)
  • cultural diversity and inclusion (building capacity, engagement and participation in community life).

The group's responsibilities

For the two year term of appointment, the Group’s responsibilities are to:

  • support the deliverables through the provision of expert advice
  • provide rigorous and transparent advice to Council on its policies, plans, programs and services as they relate to the multicultural community and sector
  • assist Council to promote the benefits of the Strategy and provide support in advocacy efforts
  • provide advice to Council regarding effective engagement with the multicultural community and sector
  • assist with reporting, reviewing and updating of the Strategy.

How to nominate

Read documents below then fill out the Nomination Form[111KB]

Email your completed form and support materials to commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or mail

Community Development Officer
Locked Bag 72
Sunshine Coast Mail Centre
QLD 4560.

Your application must be received no later than 5pm, Monday 13 July 2020.

Key dates

13 July Nominations close
29 July Advise nominees
19 August Multicultural Advisory Group meeting

More information

Please contact the Development Officer
Ph: (07)5441 8385
email: commdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au