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Council employs a Project Officer - Capacity Building to promote and support multiculturalism, ethnic affairs, cultural diversity, community unity and harmony across the Shire. To contact a member of the Community Development Team, please call (02) 6670 2400 or 1300 292 872 or email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Refugee Welcome Zone

At its meeting held on 17 September 2015, Council resolved that "Council joins the initiative of the Refugee Council of Australia in making a declaration that Tweed be identified as a Refugee Welcome Zone."

The Refugee Welcome Zone is an initiative of the Refugee Council of Australia and began in June 2002 as part of Refugee Week celebrations which coincides with the United Nations World Refugee Day on 20 June each year. Becoming a Refugee Welcome Zone is "a commitment in Spirit to welcoming refugees into our community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in our community".

For Tweed Shire, becoming a Refugee Welcome Zone is a community relations initiative rather than a service provision initiative.

Events and Activities Supported

Harmony Day - an annual event organised by the Far North Coast Multicultural Working Group.

Committees, Interagency, Networks and Working Groups

The Project Officer - Capacity Building attends the following group to advocate for multiculturalism across the Shire.

Far North Coast Multicultural Working Group.

Focused on delivering activities and projects to encourage inclusion and participation of the multicultural communities of Tweed. Membership of this group includes non-governmentt funded organisations, volunteer groups and individuals of the CALD community as well as local, state and federal government representatives.


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