To assist community development, Council hosts a number of interagencies - informal networks of government and non-government agencies, service providers and community organisations.
The Port Stephens Community Interagency provides a forum for all non-government and government services to share information and work collectively towards a better future for people in Port Stephens. It aims builds partnerships between organisations within the community to work together in the pursuit of common goals.
Information is shared via our online community noticeboard and a weekly email is provided as a prompt to check the online noticeboard. If you have information that you would like to share or you would like to receive this email, please contact the Community Development and Engagement Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting times and location
Meetings occur bi-monthly on the second Tuesday of every second month (February, April, June, August, October, December) from 10am -12 noon. Meetings are held at Council's Administrative Building, 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace, in the Committee Meeting Rooms.
Membership to the Port Stephens Interagency is open to all non-government organisations, community groups, community service providers and government agencies servicing the local community, especially those who are socially disadvantaged.
If you would like to receive agendas and minutes please email email@example.com
The Port Stephens Cultural Interagency provides a forum for service providers and other community organisations with an interest in the arts to meet on a quarterly basis to:
- network, build relationships and identify collaborative opportunities;
- share knowledge and resources;
- discuss local trends and cultural development initiatives.
The arts includes a broad cross section of cultural activity including:
- visual arts;
- performance (theatre, dance, circus);
- music (choirs, bands, classical);
- writing, literature and story telling;
- community and environmental based art.
The cultural interagency is also a forum to learn about and build awareness of broader topics of local cultural significance including Aboriginal culture, events, local history and heritage.
The cultural interagency meets four times a year and, at each meeting there is a focus topic and often a guest speaker. The discussion topic will have been identified based on its relevance to the Port Stephens Cultural Plan 2015-2018.
Senior Community Development and Engagement Officer
Phone (02) 4988 0121