The City of Burnside recently hosted the inaugural Community Summit in the Burnside Ballroom. Designed to bring together leading community organisations, local health service providers, charities and a range of groups and individuals including local residents and volunteers, to discuss a range of key issues relating to health and wellbeing of our community.
The event included insightful presentations from Deputy Premier and Member for Bragg Vickie Chapman along with St Vincent De Paul Society CEO Louise Miller-Frost. Mayor Anne Monceaux also greeted our guests with a virtual welcome message which was well received by attendees who came from organisations including Anglicare, Red Cross, Hutt Street Centre and Eastern Health Alliance.
The summit included a hands on workshop which was facilitated by several council staff with key focus areas relating to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on community services, issues relating to family and domestic violence, challenges faced by people living with a disability and a better understanding of mental health in our community.
There were several amazing outcomes from the summit, ultimately this initiative was about helping each other identify gaps and breakdowns in the community and search for new ideas and explore partnerships to better serve those people and groups in our community who are In need.
The City of Burnside is striving to lead by example and with new internal initiatives such as the Domestic Violence Protocol, aimed at standing up to stamp out Domestic Violence, it is events and initiatives like the Community Summit which will help us deliver positive outcomes for our community.