The Community Development Officer attended the WALGA Multicultural Communities Forum on 21 October 2019. The Forum explored the issues and opportunities Local Government faces when confronted with population decline and how to develop locally led migration strategies, as well as leveraging partnerships and funding opportunities to support diverse communities.

The Shire of Katanning, currently home to more than 45+ nationalities, has considerable experience with its multicultural community with many successes as well as challenges. The Shire of Narrogin has recently liaised with Katanning Shire as part of its own initiatives to progressively engage with its own multicultural community. The Shire of Narrogin aims to host its first Harmony Day event in 2020. Should you want to become involved and have ideas or suggestions, please contact us by emailing cdo@narrogin.wa.gov.au or phoning 9890 0900 and ask for Emily Cousins.