Statement of Support for Refugee Week

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Ellsmore, seconded by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)       Council note the theme of this year’s Refugee Week, 19 June to 25 June 2022, is Healing;

(B)       Council affirms its commitment to commemorate Refugee Week in 2022; and

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)         advise Council via the CEO Update as to how the City is currently promoting fee waiver programs to the refugee community and people seeking asylum community, including how language and literacy barriers are taken into consideration; and

(ii)        provide an update to Council via the CEO Update as to the estimated cost of expanding the free swimming lessons program for refugees and people seeking asylum, to include access to free swimming gear, for consideration as part of the 2022/23 budget.

Carried unanimously.


Report author: Erin Cashman

Publication date: 16/05/2022

Date of decision: 16/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/05/2022 - Council

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