Manager of Policy, Planning and Commissioning, Warringah
The struggle to reconcile notions of nationhood and citizenship
with how we occupy this place continues. The everyday reality
is that for many people these notions feel incongruous with lived
experience and inconsistent with the challenges that a growing
environmental awareness is presenting.
Nevertheless, communities continuously negotiate belonging
and participating; expectations and obligations. Everyday, links
are forged, agreements arrived at. Everyday individuals risk
the certainty of a coherent identity based on assumptions about
who we are and how we are, in the hope that by engaging in these
negotiations, in taking the risk, we will come to define who
and how we will be in the future.
In this paper Monica Barone will recount some everyday negotiations
of diversity undertaken by Warringah Council a local government
area that places Environment as its number one issue - and explore
how these community experiences contribute to this discussion.
Monica Barone is the Manager of Policy, Planning and Commissioning
at Warringah Council. Her unit is responsible for Council's Infrastructure,
Community, Environment and Corporate Planning.
Prior to joining local government she managed migrant and
youth services. For nine years she ran her own business "People
Next Door". PND projects included an invitation by the University
of Utrecht, Netherlands, to deliver their first course in Australian
30 min Paper