To create opportunities for our Pacific Communities.
To empower, advocate, partner, and share information across Pacific communities in NSW, Australia.
WHO ARE WE?
The NSW Council for Pacific Communities (NSWCPC) was established in 2003 as a peak body for collaborative work across the Pacific Communities in NSW. The NSWCPC 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 council throughout its leadership since inception. The NSWCPC 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
Griffth, Riverina Region
Wollongong, Illawarra Region
In 2014 consultations, workshops and a `Special General Meeting` were held to make changes to the constitution and for the restructure of the NSWCPC. The restructure of the NSWCPC 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 NSWCPC. This will reflect our ongoing commitment to providing innovative collaborative projects and services in NSW.
WHO ARE THE PACIFIC PEOPLE?
The 2011 Censes read 95,000 Maori & Pacific now call NSW home this number will be well over 100,000. We recognizes that all Pacific peoples belong to either the Micronesian, Melanesian or Polynesian countries situated within the Pacific Region. The NSWCPC has since lobbied that all those coming under this banner are Maori & Pacific Peoples, People of the Pacific or Maori & Pacific Communities not the loose term-‘Pacific Islanders’.
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
NSWCPC KEY FOCUS AREAS
Pacific families are strong families with foundations built on our proud culture and heritage that enables us to live and develop in the current social, cultural, economic, and spiritual contexts in NSW.
NSW Pacific Youth contribute to their own sustainable development in all areas through exploring their options and contributing proactively and positively to the wider NSW community.
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Pacific communities of NSW become versatile in their enhanced knowledge about options to pathways in Education, Training and Employment, ultimately creating sustainable communities for future generations.
Pacific communities continue to strive and become robust in exploring business opportunities and are aware of creative financial pathways in contributing positively to the wider Australian economy.
CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Pacific communities are recognised for their diversity across NSW through the promotion of their culture, traditions and heritage ultimately contributing to the vibrancy of growing and emerging Multicultural communities across NSW.
Pacific communities are healthy communities and are proactive in the prevention of health challenges, which ultimately affect individuals and their own communities.
Pacific communities are recognised for their effective communications strategy in promoting their richness and diversity throughout growing multiculturalism in NSW.
Pacific communities recognised for their diverse and strong contribution through rich culture and contemporary flavors to Arts in NSW.
Pacific communities continue to strive in sports and develop in all areas contributing in many ways to the community.