Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee
The Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee provides strategic advice and guidance with relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, gives life to Council’s commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the City of Newcastle and engages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Local Government.
Objectives and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Committee are as follows:
- To give life to Council’s 1998 Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of the City of Newcastle
- To provide strategic advice and guidance with relation to Aboriginal matters of cultural and heritage significance
- To engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Local Government
- To raise the broad community awareness of Aboriginal culture and themes
- To provide a united voice for Aboriginal peoples of the City of Newcastle.
The Committee meets a minimum quarterly and includes the members listed below.
- Luke Russell - Wylaa Buuranliyn - Chairperson
- Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Julie-anne Rose - Awabakal Ltd
- Lee Lazarevic - Aboriginal Affairs NSW
- Andrew Smith - Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council
- Nathan Towney - University of Newcastle
- Theressa Dargin
- Maree Edwards
- Kumarah Kelly
- Toni Manton
- Councillor Deahnna Richardson
- Councillor Winney-Baartz
- Councillor Charlotte McCabe
- Jody Clark, Aboriginal Engagement Partner - Guraki Committee
Meeting Schedule 2023
As per the Guraki Committee Charter - 12.1 the Committee will meet at least four times per year or as otherwise resolved by the Committee.
Meeting dates for 2023 are:
- Wednesday 22 February 2023
- Thursday 2 March 2023 - Extraordinary meeting
- Monday 24 April 2023 - cancelled
- Wednesday 28 June 2023
- Monday 28 August 2023
- Wednesday 25 October 2023
- Monday 27 November 2023
Terms of Reference
Meeting Agendas 2023
Meeting Minutes 2023
Meeting Agendas 2022
Meeting Minutes 2022
If you would like more information about the Guraki Aboriginal Advisory Committee or have any enquiries please contact Jody Clark, Aboriginal Engagement Partner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any person wishing to submit information to the committee may contact the Committee Facilitator by email email@example.com.