Project update

What is the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Network?

Frankston City Council is currently looking to establish a new Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) network. We want to strengthen Council’s communication and ensure their voice is represented in our decision making.

All interested residents are encouraged to apply; however, we are especially interested in applicants who:

  • Are from a CALD background
  • Work with CALD communities
  • Are a young person from a CALD background
  • Support people from CALD backgrounds

For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference established for the Network.

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Objectives of the Network

    • Develop, review and provide advice to Council regarding current projects.
    • Sharing and discussing information regarding projects, programs and services happening in Frankston City impacting CALD communities.
    • Strengthen Council’s communication and relationships with local CALD communities.
    • Participate in engagement opportunities by providing feedback which supports the local CALD community.

Selection Criteria

All CALD Network members should:

  • Have a connection to Frankston City (i.e. live, work, study or recreate in Frankston City).
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the needs and issues impacting CALD communities.
  • Have an interest and understanding of local government services and programs from a CALD perspective.
  • Be available and committed to attend scheduled meetings and respond to Council emails.

For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference established for the Network.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Nominations are open

    15 September - 30 October 2022.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Nominations reviewed

    31 October - 4 November 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Successful nominees contacted

    7 November - 11 November 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Network active - Meet & Greet

    March 2023