Social Futures is seeking expressions of interest from representatives of local organisations and community members to form a Community Advisory Group that will provide practical advice, community insight and linkages to the community.
Be part of the vision for a dedicated community space with a shared goal of supporting the Byron community to thrive.
Social Futures is a community service organisation based in Northern NSW with more than 45 years’ experience as a regional leader, advocating with the regional and remote communities we work in; working in partnership with others; and providing services that promote inclusion, fairness, and social justice.
Social Futures currently delivers 12 programs and services in the Byron Shire including programs addressing housing and homelessness, disability, employment, health, and wellbeing.
Our housing service, Connecting Home, is located in Byron Bay.
Social Futures has been appointed by Byron Shire Council to manage a social impact community-based and for-purpose centre on the former Byron Hospital site. This project is the result of significant community action that led to NSW Health selling the site to the Council in 2019 to be used as a dedicated community space, bringing together community service providers, for-purpose organisations and businesses with a shared goal of supporting the Byron community to thrive.
The Council is in the process of completing a development application, planning, construction and site redevelopment work.
Social Futures’ role is to:
Social Futures is seeking expressions of interest from representatives of local organisations and community members to form an Advisory Group that will provide practical advice, community insight and linkages to community to:
The Advisory Group will meet quarterly for 2 hours starting in November 2021 until the site is operational, which is estimated to be August 2023.
Advisory Group meetings will be conducted via face to face meetings and online Zoom meetings.
Social Futures has committed to a longer term Community Advisory Group to oversee and guide the distribution of profits back into community services and activities, and will assess if the membership and function of this group will meet this purpose in the longer term three months prior to site operations commencing.
The Terms of Reference outline the purpose and responsibility of the Community Advisory Group. They can be viewed by clicking here.
The Expression of Interest closed on the 11 October.
The panel is assessing applications and will contact all applicants by 22 October.
Senior Manager – Business and Social Strategy