Pride Centre Panel

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Council is seeking applications to form a Pride Centre Expression of Interest Reference Panel. The Panel will ensure the needs and requirements of the LGBTIQ community are included in the expression of interest process to establish a Pride Centre at Newtown Town Hall.

2 boys in Saris: Aunty Omar and Aunty Muhammad

Credit: Two Boys in Saris: Aunty Omar and Aunty Muhammad

Background

The elected Council identified a need for an Inner West Pride Centre at the beginning of its term in 2017. We ran a wide-scale visioning process with the community in March 2019 and also asked for suggested locations.

Read about the process so far.


The Pride Centre Expression of Interest Reference Panel

The panel will be made up of suitably motivated and experienced applicants, who will meet regularly, consult with their own communities and advise Council on the Expression of Interest process over the coming months.

Council wants the project to benefit from the lived experiences of the LGBTIQ community with the panel reflecting its range of gender, sexual, age and other diversities. We are particularly seeking applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and those from CALD communities.

Read the terms of reference

Fill in an online application form - closes 13 November 2020


Assistance

If you'd like a hard copy form posted to you or help filling it in contact Annie Coulthard, Senior Engagement Specialist on 9392 5328 or annie.coulthard@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. and asked to speak to Inner West Council on 9392 5000.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment contact us through National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 9392 5000, and contact us Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm.

Voice relay number: 1300 555 727
TTY number: 133 677
SMS relay number: 0423 677 767


What happens next

After applications close on 13 November 2020, Council will assess them. They'll choose members who best fulfil the selection criteria in the application form and together with the other members enable the panel to represent the diversity of the LGBTIQ community as far as possible. The first meeting will be held on 2 December 2020. Following the conclusion of the Expression of Interest process, a review will be undertaken of the panel’s work to date and any future engagement or role for the panel.

Council is seeking applications to form a Pride Centre Expression of Interest Reference Panel. The Panel will ensure the needs and requirements of the LGBTIQ community are included in the expression of interest process to establish a Pride Centre at Newtown Town Hall.

2 boys in Saris: Aunty Omar and Aunty Muhammad

Credit: Two Boys in Saris: Aunty Omar and Aunty Muhammad

Background

The elected Council identified a need for an Inner West Pride Centre at the beginning of its term in 2017. We ran a wide-scale visioning process with the community in March 2019 and also asked for suggested locations.

Read about the process so far.


The Pride Centre Expression of Interest Reference Panel

The panel will be made up of suitably motivated and experienced applicants, who will meet regularly, consult with their own communities and advise Council on the Expression of Interest process over the coming months.

Council wants the project to benefit from the lived experiences of the LGBTIQ community with the panel reflecting its range of gender, sexual, age and other diversities. We are particularly seeking applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and those from CALD communities.

Read the terms of reference

Fill in an online application form - closes 13 November 2020


Assistance

If you'd like a hard copy form posted to you or help filling it in contact Annie Coulthard, Senior Engagement Specialist on 9392 5328 or annie.coulthard@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. and asked to speak to Inner West Council on 9392 5000.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment contact us through National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 9392 5000, and contact us Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm.

Voice relay number: 1300 555 727
TTY number: 133 677
SMS relay number: 0423 677 767


What happens next

After applications close on 13 November 2020, Council will assess them. They'll choose members who best fulfil the selection criteria in the application form and together with the other members enable the panel to represent the diversity of the LGBTIQ community as far as possible. The first meeting will be held on 2 December 2020. Following the conclusion of the Expression of Interest process, a review will be undertaken of the panel’s work to date and any future engagement or role for the panel.

  • Council seeks an expression of interests to manage Pride Centre

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    29 Sep 2020

    At its meeting on 22 September 2020 Council decided to 1. undertake an Expression of Interest from LGBTIQ or LGBTIQ friendly organisations to manage a Pride Centre to operate out of Newtown Town Hall.

    2. Convene a representative panel consisting of suitable individuals from the community to provide input and feedback into theExpression of Interestcriteria and Pride Centre model to ensure it meets the community’s needsto provide input and feedback into the EOI criteria, the Pride Centre model and its future directions including on the further development of its:

    • governance structure, mission and values statements, constitution and strategic plan, space use policy that balances the needs of the LGBTIQ+, Newtown and Inner West communities, community engagement strategies and other strategic and operational policies as required ... reporting to Council as needed;

    3.Recognises the long-term presence and custodianship of Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) at the Newtown Town Hall since 1981 and the significant contribution the NNC has made to the Inner West community through its work at 1 Bedford St; and further recognises NNC’s preference to work with Council to maintain some form of presence at Bedford St; for example through its annual “Newtopian Sleepout” event;

    4.Re-states its commitment to continuing close consultation with the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on the planned relocation to the Tom Foster Community Centre to ensure the relocation best serves the changing needs of NCC and the community at large, and commits to working collaboratively with the NNC in the project planning and design for the re-fit of the Tom Foster Centre on the basis of agreed project timeframes;

    5.Includes two members of the Inner West Council LGBTIQ Working Group in the representative panel;

    6.Refers to examples of similar advisory panels in Pride and community centres internationally in the development of the membership criteria and Terms of Reference for the Inner West Pride Centre representative panel, including the 519 Centre in Toronto as a co-hosted Council and community centre;

    7.Seeks guidance on the criteria for selection of representative panel members from the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA); and

    8.Require that EOI respondents address in their submissions the expectation that community access to spaces in line with current practice will continue.

    For more information read the Council report and view the meeting minutes.

    For up to date information on this project visit Pride Centre project.

  • Did you contribute to visioning a new Pride Centre for the Inner West early in 2019?

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    01 Oct 2019

    Read the summary of the input we received here.