Multicultural Advisory Committee

Monash is one of the most culturally diverse communities in Victoria with around 45% of our population born overseas.

This committee's aim is to provide Council with advice on multicultural issues and on the implementation of Council's A Healthy and Resilient Monash: Integrated Plan 2017-2021.

Nominations 2018

Nominations were invited from interested community members to join the Monash Multicultural Advisory Committee. Applications closed: Wednesday 4 April 2018.


The committee:

  • consults on issues affecting Monash's culturally and linguistically diverse community and provides feedback and advice to Council on its policies, plans and services that impact people of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • assists Council to promote the benefits of cultural diversity within the Monash municipality and beyond and provide advice to Council with its communication, engagement and consultation with CALD communities
  • advocates on behalf of CALD residents
  • considers joint funding and other opportunities as they may arise.

The following Councillors are members of this committee: Cr Shane McCluskey (Chair), Cr MT Pang Tsoi and Cr Lynnette Saloumi.

Appointments and meetings

Appointments to the Multicultural Advisory Committee are for a two year term and members may re-apply for a further two year term.

The committee meets bi-monthly for a duration of two hours and we expect that each member attend a minimum of 60% of all meetings.

For more information, please see: Terms of Reference - Multicultural Advisory Committee (pdf, 79KB)


  • Cr Shane McCluskey (Chair)
  • Cr MT Pang Tsoi
  • Cr Lynnette Saloumi
  • Konstantina Kouroutsidou
  • Shivam Arora
  • Lena Kojadelian
  • Richard Ng
  • May Hu
  • Theresa Ssali
  • Harvey Foenander
  • Isata Victoria Mandoh
  • Balamurugan Krishnana
  • Jian-Min Li
  • Esha Zahid


    Contact Officer: Pamela Kosij, Multicultural Community Development Officer,  call 9518 3241 or

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    Last updated: 12 December 2019