CALLING ON COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED IN MULTICULTURALISM

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging locals to get involved and become a champion of multiculturalism by joining a Multicultural NSW Regional Advisory Council (RAC).

Mr Marshall said as part of the NSW Government’s Community Engagement Strategy, 12 RACs will be established in regional and metropolitan areas to facilitate consultation between local communities and the state government. He said the region would be covered by the New England North West RAC.

“This is an opportunity for people from Northern Tablelands to play a part in further strengthening our cohesive, harmonious and diverse society,” Mr Marshall said.

“The RACs identify issues that affect our community and work closely with government and non-government agencies to help resolve them.”

Mr Marshall said the RACs played a vital role in ensuring all communities across NSW have their voices heard.

“This is your chance to not only have your say about issues affecting your community, but more importantly to do something about it,” he said.

Each RAC is chaired by a Multicultural NSW Board member and comprises of up to eight community members and seven government members.

There are 12 RACs in NSW including Northern NSW, New England-North West, Western NSW, Murray-Lower Darling, Riverina, Illawarra-South East, Hunter and Central Coast, North Sydney, East Sydney, South Sydney, West Sydney and South West Sydney.

Applications to join a RAC close next Friday, 12 February 2016.

For more information and application forms visit www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au

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