Cairns South Together is a collaborative focused on improving the lives of Cairns South young people and their families, through a place-based collective impact approach.
“Happy and healthy young people contributing to a brighter future in Cairns South”
By 2030 we will make an incremental localised impact to improve the life of children and their families in Cairns South through:
- Taking a collective approach to strengthening communities and tackling complex systems
- Using evidence based decision-making to help families overcome intergenerational disadvantage, with a focus on the first 1000 days of life
- Seeking out and listening to the voices of vulnerable and including them in our decision-making
- Connecting with our community, celebrating its diversity and success
The Governance Group (Cairns South Coalition)
Chair-Hon Curtis Pitt MP
Deputy Chair -Councilor Cathy Zeiger
Hon Stanley Jones Mr Brett Schafferius Ms Linda Bailey
Mr Peter Piccone Mr Bruce Houghton Mr Jamie Finger
Ms Cassy Bishop Ms Allison Halliday Mr Tony Martens
Mr Keiren O’Brien Mr Aquila Luki Ms Anne Holden
Backbone Oganisation – Mission Australia
At a national level, Mission Australia announced in September 2020 that Cairns South is the first Mission Australia Communities of Focus site in Australia. This means Mission Australia, as the backbone of the Cairns South Together, will collaborate to provide resources to progress and support the activities of the collective . Communities for Children will also share their 15 years of experience already carried out in the Cairns South area.