Our VISION is to create opportunities for our Pacific Communities.

Our MISSION is to empower, advocate, partner and share information across Pacific communities in NSW, Australia.

 

Who are we?

NSW Council for Pacific Communities (NSWCPC) is a registered, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2003 as a peak body for collaborative work with government and Pacific communities across NSW. 
The NSWCPC focus has been to strengthen core values with our communities. It was formed as a result of the NSW Government’s Pacific Youth Partnership. This body was then established with the advice of Pacific community leaders and representatives by the Community Relations Commission (now Multicultural NSW) that continue to provide valuable and sound advice to the members of the NSWCPC throughout its leadership since inception.  

History

The NSW Council for Pacific Communities was established to cover 8 Regional Advisory Councils;
 

  • Manly & Dee Why

  • Mt Druitt, Blacktown, Parramatta & Penrith

  • St George, Surtherland, Eastern Suburbs & Sydney

  • Canterbury, Bankstown Auburn & Ashfield

  • Campbelltown, Liverpool & Fairfield

  • Newcastle, Hunter Region

  • Griffith, Riverian Region

  • Wollongong, Illawarra Region

 
In 2014  restructure of the NSW Council for Pacific Communities has seen the 8 Regional Advisory Councils replaced using the model of the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECC) with an invitation to individual OR organisational memberships from government, NGO’s churches and groups that engage with Pacific communities to align with the NSW Council for Pacific Communities. This restructure will reflect our ongoing commitment to providing collaborative work in New South Wales.

What We Do

The NSW Council for Pacific Communities represents:

  • The interests of Pacific communities to government

  • Helps to develop projects to benefit Pacific communities

  • Aims are to enhance trust, understanding

  • Encourages community capacity

  • Build and develop collaborative relationships

  • Enabling communication and partnership across the community, private and government sectors

  • Advocacy and Networking

  • Support Pacific organisations and groups in NSW  

Who are the Pacific People?

​The 2016 Censes read those claiming Pacific Islands ancestry 206,673 across Australia. The number of those claiming Māori heritage is a further 128,430. 

New South Wales is home to the largest population of people claiming Pacific ancestry, with just over 38% of the total, followed closely by Queensland with 34%. In NSW, Western Sydney (Blacktown) and South-Western Sydney see the highest concentrations of people claiming Pacific ancestry. These are only the broadest trends observable from a comparison of the 2016 census data with that of 2011 and 2006. 

 

We recognizes that Pacific peoples belong to either the Micronesian, Melanesian or Polynesian countries situated within the Pacific Region. 

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