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.

The Guraki Committee meets quarterly and includes the members listed below.

Membership

Stakeholder representatives

  1. Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council
  2. Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council
  3. Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council
  4. Awabakal Newcastle Co-op
  5. Yarnteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation
  6. Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle

Councillors

  1. Councillor Andrea Rufo
  2. Councillor Therese Doyle
  3. Councillor Allan Robinson

Community Members

Facilitator

Lillian Eastwood, Resource Coordinator - Guraki Committee 

Any person wishing to submit information to the committee may contact the Facilitator by email leastwood@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference of the committee are:

  • To give life to Council’s commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of The City of Newcastle
  • To provide strategic advice and guidance with relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues
  • To engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Local Government
  • To raise local awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues
  • To provide a united voice for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of The City of Newcastle
  • To investigate, consider and prepare applications for federal and state government funding, grants and sponsorships.