Multicultural Communities Forum

Multicultural Communities Forum
21 Oct
21 Oct


WALGA is pleased to welcome three Interstate speakers to this Forum:
  • Aleem Ali, CEO of Welcoming Cities, who will explore how Local Governments can respond to rapid urbanisation and population decline;
  • Annabel Brown, Program Director at the Centre for Policy Development who will discuss their Cities and Settlement Initiative; and
  • Shyla Vohra, Migration Director at the Regional Australia Institute, who will explore ways that Local Government can develop locally led migration strategies.
Local Government plays a critical role in facilitating social cohesion and social, economic and cultural benefits flow to local communities from the successful integration of newcomers.  The Forum will explore the role of Local Government in supporting diverse, multicultural communities through its many strategic and statutory functions including identifying and responding to the needs of residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, planning appropriate and relevant strategies and initiatives, and service and program delivery and evaluation.

Other expert speakers include representatives from the Goldfields Chamber of Minerals and Energy, the Shire of Katanning and Cities of Wanneroo, Stirling, Canning, and Cockburn.
The Program will include:
  • The importance of innovation and flexibility in multicultural planning and programming by the City of Stirling;
  • The use of place planning to address the unique needs of multicultural communities by the City of Wanneroo;
  • An exploration of the role of Local Government in supporting multicultural regional communities by one of the most diverse Local Government areas in Australia, the Shire of Katanning;
  • The use of Designated Area Migration Agreements and other strategies to encourage and support regional migration in the Goldfields; and
  • A panel discussion and workshop facilitated by Sarah Janali, Manager Community & Culture at the City of Canning, exploring opportunities for mainstreaming multiculturalism in Local Government.
For regional Local Government's, this event is also available via webinar.

For further information please email Susie Moir, Policy Officer Community or call 9213 2058.

Target Audience

Local Government Officers, Elected Members and Community Organisations
Multicultural Communities Forum
  • Monday, 21 October 2019
  • 9:45 AM to 3:10 PM (Registration from 9:15AM)
  • ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007
  • $99.00 (Incl GST) Local Government and NFPs /
    $154 (Incl GST) State Government and Corporate /
    $33 (Incl GST) Webinar (regional LG only)
RSVP by Wednesday, 16 October Register Now Program
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