ZEST Awards 2017 Hall of Fame: Marnel LaGarde

In 2017, social worker Marnel LaGarde was inducted to the Hall of Fame, alongside fellow recipient Yvonne Santalucia.  Marnel began her career as a social worker at Parramatta/Holroyd Family Support Service - originally known as Parramatta Family Supports. Now Manager of the organization, Marnel has been a dedicated operative in the community sector for over thirty years and is a most worthy Hall of Fame inductee.

2018-04-17T05:34:58+00:00August 11th, 2017|

The Area Assistance Story: Book Launch, Panel Discussion and Workshop

With special guest The Hon Linda Burney, a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation, the first Aboriginal woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives, Shadow Minister for Human Services and former NSW Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

Friday 26th of August 2016, 9.45am at Western Sydney University, Parramatta.

Western Sydney Community Forum and the Whitlam Institute

2016-08-09T05:25:37+00:00August 8th, 2016|

SPARK! Developing Innovative Partnerships and Social Investment in Western Sydney

Business, community and government working together to create positive social impact in Western Sydney.

Parramatta City Council, Western Sydney Community Forum and the Western Sydney Collective have been running a series of events on Innovative Partnerships and Social Investment in Western Sydney since late 2015.

Through the series of targeted forums, we have been

2016-08-08T03:45:20+00:00April 22nd, 2016|

Champions of the Parramata LGA have been Recognised in the 2016 ZEST Awards

Community organisations, groups and individuals have been recognised in the 2016 ZEST Awards – four winners from the Parramatta LGA have been announced and two received recognition in their categories as highly commended.

Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard said it was great to see so many nominees from the Parramatta

2016-10-14T00:24:41+00:00March 9th, 2016|

ZEST Celebrates Greater Western Sydney

Greater Western Sydney is still buzzing from the ZEST Awards Ceremony – catering to a full house at ANZ Stadium on February 24.

The event attracted around 500 champions of the not-for-profit sector, including leading representatives from both business and government organisations in the region.

Receiving over 100 nominations for the third consecutive year, the ceremony recognised

2016-10-14T00:24:42+00:00February 25th, 2016|

Community Finalists Announced for 2016 ZEST Awards – Blue Mountains

ZEST Awards are pleased to announce 3 nominees from the Blue Mountains local government area – nominees represent the categories for Outstanding Use of Technology by a Not for Profit Organisation and Exceptional Community Partnership Project in a Local Government Area.

Meet the nominees:

Every Moment Has Potential: Person Centred Active

2016-07-21T01:44:13+00:00February 18th, 2016|

Campbelltown’s Fisher’s Gig Nominated for a 2016 ZEST Award

ZEST Awards announces nominees for Outstanding Youth Led Project in Greater Western Sydney – Campbelltown’s Fisher’s Gig is nominated for their annual youth music festival.

Fisher’s Gig has been part of the long standing Festival of Fisher’s Ghost celebrations for 18 years, starting as a band competition the event has grown to

2016-10-14T00:24:42+00:00February 18th, 2016|

Community Finalists Announced for 2016 ZEST Awards – Parramatta LGA

ZEST Awards announces 25 nominees, including community leaders and  organisations
operating within the Parramatta local government area – nominees represent 14 of the 16 categories in the awards.

The nominated individuals, groups and organisations reflect innovative partnerships, project work and  leadership among volunteers, young people and enterprise.

Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr

2016-07-21T03:28:30+00:00February 18th, 2016|

Community Finalists Announced for 2016 ZEST Awards – Liverpool LGA

ZEST Awards are pleased to announce 5 nominees from the Liverpool local government area –
nominees represent the categories for Exceptional Community Partnership Project in a Local  Government Area, Outstanding Voluntary Group/Organisation and Hall of Fame.

Mayor of Liverpool City Council, Ned Mannoun, recognises the nominees for their contributions to the community.

2016-10-14T00:24:42+00:00February 18th, 2016|