The Western Australian Government has launched a round of community consultation sessions in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities of Karratha, Port Headland and Broome.
Held from Wednesday to Friday, the consultation sessions were organised by the Office of Multicultural Interests in collaboration with the shires of Roebourne and Broome and the Town of Port Headland.
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, John Castrilli, said the meetings provided and opportunity to address a range of issues affecting CaLD communities, such as employment.
“Regional Western Australia has become home to people from all over the world and the development of the Pilbara and the Kimberley will see an increase in population, which in turn will add to the cultural diversity of these areas,” Mr Castrilli said.
“This is an opportunity for CaLD communities and key stakeholders to highlight the gaps in services and their impacts, how to address these issues and generate locally-based solutions.”
Minister Castrilli said it was important for local and state government to work together to address the needs of CaLD communities.
“By working together and facilitating engagement in Government decision-making processes, we can plan for the long-term needs of diverse communities,” he said.
For more information on community consultation sessions visit www.omi.wa.gov.au.
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