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The Hon. Natalie Ward MLC, Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Women's Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence hosted a Roundtable on Monday 9 May 2022 about the delivery of new core and cluster women’s refuges across NSW.
The Minister announced the opening of the Tranche 1 procurement process at the Roundtable. The roundtable presentation (PDF, 861.9 KB) delivered by DCJ provides an overview of Core and Cluster procurement and stakeholder engagement.
The first of a series of stakeholder engagement sessions was held with sector and industry representatives. Participants included peaks, non-government organisations, and government agencies.
Stakeholder engagement, during May and June 2022, was aimed at supporting stakeholder understanding, and gaining knowledge and insights to inform effective delivery of the new refuges.
The stakeholder engagement process was facilitated by WSP Australia and supported by Curijo Aboriginal consultancy. DCJ also developed a Core and Cluster Discussion Paper to provide a foundation for stakeholder discussions.
Fifteen (15) sessions were held, involving over 700 individuals.
Stakeholder groups included:
Four region-based sessions to support a locally-led implementation approach were also held. A mix of industry and sector participants attended the sessions, including DCJ District representatives, local councils, NSW Police, Community Housing Providers (CHP), specialist homelessness services providers, and DFV specialist service providers.
What we heard (PDF, 3.0 MB) provides an overview of key discussion topics and themes from the stakeholder engagement sessions.
Discussions centred on:
DCJ has commenced building the stakeholder feedback into the design, planning and implementation of the Core & Cluster program.
17 Feb 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.