7 April 2017
The City of Kwinana launched the Multicultural Action Plan 2017-2020 during Harmony Week celebrations this year. The plan aims to help strengthen multiculturalism and social cohesion in Kwinana – a community where everyone belongs.
The plan was developed in response to the rising number of culturally and linguistically diverse residents in Kwinana, and will guide the City’s work in the area of area of multiculturalism for the next three years.
Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said she was proud that Kwinana was among the first WA local governments to commit to a Multicultural Action Plan.
“Our community is growing rapidly, and we have seen a significant increase in the number of culturally and linguistically diverse residents choosing to call Kwinana home.”
“The importance of the Multicultural Action Plan cannot be underestimated, as we work towards improving social cohesion and creating a supportive environment, where everyone feels like they belong.” said Mayor Adams.
The Multicultural Action plan launch event took place on Tuesday 21 March. The event included the first public screening of the Kwinana Migrant Stories Project, a series of short autobiographical videos telling the story of residents who recently migrated to Kwinana from diverse origins. The stories can now be viewed on the City’s local history blog, Voices of Kwinana.