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Council employs a Project Officer - Capacity Building to advocate for the health and well being of Women 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.

Events and Activities Supported

International Women's Day

Held each year on 8 March, International Women's Day provides the perfect platform to promote the outstanding accomplishments and the important contributions women have historically made to society and the opportunities ahead for future generations of women. The NSW Government, through the Office for Women's Policy, provides a small grants program to support local and shire councils to recognise and celebrate women’s achievements and the contribution they make to their local community.

Breast Screening NSW - North Coast

Breast Screening NSW provide free breast screening (mammograms) for all women over the age of 40, with priority given to women aged 50 to 69 years. The Tweed Heads Office is located at Tweed Heads Hospital. Telephone 13 20 50 for an appointment. For further information please see the Breast Screen Brochure Breast Screen Brochure (1.2mB PDF)

Committees, Interagency, Networks and Working Groups

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

Tweed Domestic Violence Integrated Response Committee (Tweed DVIRC)

The Tweed DVIRC has been funded under the Department of Family and Community Services NSW and Community Builders NSW to achieve an eight point statement of purpose:

  • support regional coordination across and between government and community sectors;
  • facilitate community partnerships to address domestic and family violence;
  • set strategic directions;
  • identify funding opportunities to enhance service delivery; collect, monitor and discuss current research, practice, emerging themes and approaches;
  • identify and monitor the development of government policy regarding domestic and family violence;
  • provide advice to government;
  • develop a project work plan; and
  • oversee the activities and evaluate the outcomes of the project.

Member representatives include Family Referral Service, Legal Aid NSW, Domestic Violence Court Advisory Service, Centrelink, Police, The Family Centre, Community Services NSW Community Builders NSW and Tweed Shire Council.

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