African Communities Working Group (ACWG)

The City of Melton is made up of a community of many cultural groups, each with unique identities bringing a wealth of culture and history as they contribute to the growth, strength and diversity of the community. 

Melton City Council established the African Communities Working Group (ACWG). The ACWG is representative of African communities living in the municipality and works together to support the City of Melton to be inclusive of all people, valuing and acknowledging the contribution of cultural diversity and the specific role of African communities within the municipality. 

If you would like to provide feedback, comments or seek further information on matters related to diverse communities, please email or call our Diversity and Intercultural Project Officer on 9747 7200.

Expressions of interest

Melton City Council is calling for community representatives with an African background to fill vacant positions on our African Communities Working Group (ACWG).

The ACWG will operate under the auspice of Council’s Intercultural Advisory Committee (IAC) and is responsible for:

  • advising IAC and Council on the issues and barriers that affect people from African backgrounds who are either living, working, recreating and/or learning in the City of Melton
  • receiving and commenting on reports relating to Council’s progress in implementing specific strategies to increase inclusion of African communities in Council facilities, programs and activities
  • developing initiatives in partnership with Council to increase community participation in addressing highlighted aspirations and challenges as discussed at ACWG meetings

The ACWG meets a minimum of four (4) times per year. Proposed meeting dates for 2022 are:

  • 8 March
  • 12 April
  • 14 June
  • 9 August
  • 15 November

All meetings run from 6pm to 7.30pm.

To be eligible as a Local African Community Representative, you must:

  1. be a member of an African community
  2. work or live in the City of Melton
All applicants are expected to commit to the following membership requirements:
  • Prepare for and actively participate in a minimum of four ACWG meetings per year.
  • Keep informed of latest developments and challenges in the local African communities.
  • Treat information with sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Act in a courteous manner, respecting others' views and opinions.
  • Declare conflicts of interests in accordance with the ACWG Terms of Reference.

Expressions of Interest closed: 5.00pm on Monday 28 February 2022.

For more information contact our Diversity and Intercultural Project Officer on 0497 442 971.