Gawler 2013-14 Annual Report - page 35

Town of GawlerAnnual Report 2013/14
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introduction • summary •
strategicdirections
• statutory information • index
• Graffiti Removal Program
• GawlerVisitor InformationCentre
• Friendsof theClock tower
• HACC (Home&CommunityCare)HomeAssist
program
• TownofGawler Library
• GawlerSport &CommunityCentre
• ImmunisationProgramand,
• A rangeof communityservicesandevents
Achievements thisyear includeda reviewof resourcing
forVolunteerDevelopment andan increase indirect
staff resourcing. AVolunteerSupervisorsForum
hasbeenestablished tobringeachof the respective
VolunteerProgramSupervisors together andVolunteer
Management.
FuturePlan -Volunteering
Keyprioritieswill includeplacinggreater attention
onpoliciesandprocedures that support aneffective
volunteermanagement system. Officerswill alsobe
investigating the feasibilityof establishingnewvolunteer
rolesandnewprograms thatwill allow for greater
engagement inCouncil Volunteering.
GawlerVolunteerResourceCentre
Council reviewed theservicesprovidedby theVolunteer
ResourceCentre (VRC) to thebroaderGawler
community.A recommendationof this reviewwas for
theTownofGawler toenter intoapartnershipwith
NorthernVolunteeringSouthAustralia Inc (NVSA).This
recommendationwasadoptedbyCouncil andNVSAwill
bedeliveringcoreservicesandsupportingcommunity
volunteeringonbehalf ofCouncil effective from1July
2014.
NorthernVolunteering (SA) isaVolunteerResource
Centrebased inSalisbury, SouthAustralia.NVSA
provideawide rangeof support services to thevolunteer
sector inNorthernAdelaide.This includes thepromotion
of volunteer opportunities in thenorth, volunteer or
volunteermanagement training, development and/ or
enhancingof existingvolunteer programs, customised
training for volunteersor volunteer programmanagers
andconsultancyservices focusingonvolunteersand
volunteering issues.
Graffiti andCrimePreventionPrograms
Thisfinancial year hasseenawelcomed reduction in
graffiti.This isdue inonsmall degree to thenumber
of proactivemeasureswhich theTownofGawler has
implementedas follows:
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I. Anactive,well trained teamofGraffiti Removal
Volunteersworkingonaweeklybasiswithover 900
volunteer hours this reportingperiod.
II. Council investment ingraffiti removal equipment.
III.AStateCrimePreventionandCommunitySafety
Grant receivedbyCouncil from theAttorney
General’sOffice todeliver twoprograms:
1.Graffiti PreventionProgram.
2.CyberBullying&Anti-AbuseProgram.
TheGraffiti PreventionProgramwill seenine, 1hour
interactivepresentationonsiteat local schools toa
total of 800students. (TheCyberBullying&Anti-Abuse
Programwill deliver eight, 10week, 1hour sessions to
eight schoolsonsite, toa total of 200youngpeople).
Thecommissioningof anumber of street art projects
in targetedareashasalsocontributed toa reduction in
graffiti in thoseareasnowdisplaying impressivestreet
art, suchasCouncil’smulti-storeycar park.
FuturePlan
During14/15 themulti-storycar parkprojectwill be
completed. Engagingyouthand local artists to transform
thisarea throughurbanstreet art.
YouthDevelopmentPlan2013-2018
During2013/14 theTownofGawlerwasproud to release
itsYouthDevelopment Plan2013-2018,whichprovides
aclear direction forYouthDevelopment in theTownship.
ThePlanwasdeveloped incloseconsultationwith the
YouthAdvisoryCouncil, youngpeople, youthservice
providers, parentsandother interestedpartiessuchas
SAPOL.
ThisPlanprovidesdirection toassist our local young
people in reaching thedestination theyhave identified
for themselves.The three focusareas identified;
participation, health&well-being, andbuildingcapacity,
strongly reflects thewider communityaspirations. The
Planalsohighlights the importanceCouncil placeson
thevoicesof our youngpeople.
FuturePlan -YouthDevelopmentPlan2013-2018
2014/15will seea renewed focuson the implementation
of theYouthDevelopment Plan. Projects include:
Development andpromotionof theonlineYouth
Portal (central sharingplatform), development and
deliveryof School ToursofCouncil, development of a
WorkExperienceProgram, expandpartnershipsand
collaborations todeliver greater outcomes related to the
strategiesandobjectivesof theYouthPlan.
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