Welcome to Community Industry Group

Community Industry Group is the peak body working for community services and organisations in Southern NSW.

We support community organisations, promote expertise and innovation, foster industry development and pursue social justice in the region. We provide a voice, influence and leadership for our not for profit members to ensure they feel heard, supported and informed in order to continue caring for the most vulnerable people in our society.

Community Industry Group acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and celebrate their continuing culture, the world’s oldest living culture, and the contribution they make to the life of this region and our country.

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November 23, 2023

CI Group 2022-2023 Annual Report

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our latest Annual Report, showcasing a year filled with incredible projects, engaging training sessions, and meaningful experiences within our community sector. During Nicky’s 12-month sabbatical, we were fortunate to have Anna Bacik step in as CI Group’s interim CEO, steering the organisation with remarkable capability and enthusiasm. A Big Thank You to Our Members! For three decades, you’ve been the backbone of our mission—supporting social justice, dedicating yourselves to not-for-profits, and fostering a deep connection with our organization. Here’s to 30 years of shared memories and community impact! As we delve into our history, the CI Group team remains committed to representing our members and communities. We’re actively seeking new avenues to ensure our regional voice resonates at state and national levels, influencing decisions that shape our sector and communities. Community Industry Group 2022/2023 Annual Report

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November 22, 2023

New Policy and Project Officer Position Available

We have a new position available to join our team. Policy and Project Officer – Southern NSW Part time (21 hours per week), SCHADS Award – Grade 4 Community Industry Group, the peak body for community organisations in Southern NSW, is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Project and Policy Officer to join our friendly, collaborative and productive team. The Policy and Project Officer will provide support for not for profit organisations and assist in the development and implementation of policy, research, and advocacy initiatives. By building relationships with the sector, the successful candidate will identify or develop capacity building activities, resource materials and information for our members and stakeholders. We are looking for someone with a commitment to social justice who will strengthen the capacity of community organisations to deliver quality services to individuals, families and communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage. To be successful in this role you will have experience and […]

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November 1, 2023

Big New Plans Announced at Our Upcoming 2023 AGM

All members are advised that an annual general meeting of the members of Community Industry Group will take place: Thursday 23 November 2023 10:00am – 12:30pm At Inside Industry, Springhill Road, Coniston NSW Join us as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary at the 2023 Annual General Meeting. There will be cake! We look forward to celebrating with you and sharing all the highlights of our last year – and our last 30 years with you. After the short formal meeting, we hope you will join us for a very special presentation from a Senior Officer from BlueScope Steel. In June 2022 BlueScope announced it had appointed world-leading architects and urban designers, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), to develop a Master Plan for the Company’s 200 hectares of excess landholdings adjacent to the Port Kembla Steelworks. The plan will be officially launched in November and includes some very exciting opportunities for community use […]

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