The Lord Mayor of Parramatta City Council, Clr Scott Lloyd will be launching the "Snapshot of Community Business Partnerships in Parramatta" Report on 4 December. This Report produced by Western Sydney Community Forum identifies opportunities and barriers to community-business engagement in the Parramatta region.
The report is a synthesis of the information gathered through a qualitative and quantitative research process from late-2013 to mid-2014. It outlines a number of themes which emerged through the research, with a strong emphasis on relationship-building and maintenance and provides suggestions about how engagement can be grown into the future in Parramatta.
Speakers at the launch are Danny Rezek from Deloitte and Melissa Monteiro from Community MRC. Roger Byrne from the Parramatta Chamber of Business will be MC.
Date: Thursday 4 December 2014
Time: 9am for 9:15am start to 10:30am
Venue: Deloitte, Eclipse Tower, Level 19, 60 Station Street, Parramatta
There are a limited number of places available. If you are interested click here to register today.
Over 70 people gathered at WSCF this morning for the launch of the “Lessons Learnt from the Macarthur Real Estate Engagement Project” report. Speakers at the event included Gary Moore from Homelessness NSW, Tracey Lawson from On Track Community Programs, Eva Gerencer from Western Sydney Community Forum and Ken Barnard, a Real Estate Industry representative who is working with the Macarthur Real Estate Engagement Project.
Some of the tips that were shared during Ken’s address to the audience include:
The Macarthur Real Estate Engagement Project report includes a background to the project, outcomes of ongoing evaluation and key learnings. The final section outlines the key aspects of the Project Model which can be transferred to other locations. Appendix 1 includes samples of project material, including MOUs and tenant referral forms, which can be used by anyone setting up a similar project.
To download the report, click here.
The ZEST Team are pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2015 ZEST Awards.
The ZEST Awards are the annual celebration of innovation and creativity of the Community Sector and has a rich history of recognising the great outcomes achieved in Greater Western Sydney. The Awards, a partnership project between Western Sydney Community Forum, TRI Community Exchange and WESTIR, have celebrated 377 outstanding projects and individuals from the community across the past four years.
The ZEST Awards culminates at the Awards Ceremony, which has quickly established itself as the premier event for the Community Sector in Greater Western Sydney. All nominees are invited to attend, with over 600 people expected to gather to celebrate the Community Sector in 2015.
We have a few exciting new award categories this year, including the UWS Unsung Heroes Award. This will be awarded to an individual enrolled in study at UWS in 2015 who is making a difference in their community, and will include a UWS Prize worth $5000.
To help you get started the ZEST Team has put together a guide entitled ‘5 Tips to Writing a Successful ZEST Nomination’ which shares our experiences from reading and judging nominations.
Nominations for the ZEST Awards will be closing on the 5th of December, so make sure you don't miss out.
The ZEST Awards relies on nominations from the community to ensure that these inspiring individuals and projects are recognised. We need you to highlight their positive impact on the community. Nominate an initiative or person who inspires you in Greater Western Sydney!