The Aboriginal Community Development Officer (ACDO) is located in the Community Services section of Council.
The Aboriginal Community Development Officer’s role is a vital link between Aboriginal communities of the Shoalhaven and Council. The ACDO role involves promoting Council’s facilities and services to community and providing advice to Council of the issues and needs of Aboriginal communities.
The Aboriginal Community Development Officer can be contacted at Shoalhaven City Council on (02) 4429 3440.
Shoalhaven City Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee
In 1997 Shoalhaven City Council established the Aboriginal Advisory Committee to advise Council on the needs of Aboriginal people living in the Shoalhaven Local Government Area.
The Aboriginal Advisory Committee provides and opportunity for Council to develop a structure for effective communication with Aboriginal communities and the opportunity for Aboriginal communities to inform and participate in Council decision-making.
For further information about the Aboriginal Advisory Committee contact Community Services on (02) 4429 3456.
Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy
Shoalhaven City Council’s Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy provides a guide to those working with Aboriginal young people across a range of community sectors including local government and aims to inform how organisations can best work with Aboriginal young people.
Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy (PDF 4mb)
Government legislation: (The following links open in a new window)
Local Government NSW
Office of local Government
Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies
NSW Aboriginal Land Council
NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (Aboriginal Heritage Assessment)
Aboriginal Affairs NSW
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet