Waverley Council launches new Cultural Diversity Strategy

14 October 2021

Multicultural NSW CEO, Joseph La Posta and human rights activist and former Socceroo, Craig Foster, are among the panelists at Waverley Council’s launch next week of its new Cultural Diversity Strategy.

The community is invited to attend the launch on Thursday 21 October at 6pm via Zoom. Click here to register via Eventbrite.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said the strategy outlines the actions that the Council will take over the next decade to building a welcoming, cohesive and resilient community where people of all cultural backgrounds can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life.

“The Waverley area is home to almost 40% of people born overseas and this strategy aims to promote social inclusion and community resilience, and support, enhance and celebrate our social and cultural mix, including residents, visitors and workers from culturally diverse backgrounds,” Mayor Masselos said.

“It will help guide staff in their work they do to provide the best possible service for our multicultural community and to facilitate a vibrant, diverse and dynamic Waverley.”

The strategy was developed with input from the community and Council’s Multicultural Advisory Committee, in collaboration with local stakeholders, representatives from local organisations, and peak bodies.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask Mayor Masselos and our other panelists questions about the strategy, worked on by consultants Professor Andrew Jakubowicz and Elly Spiro from CRED Consulting.

“Our Council has a strong history supporting social justice initiatives and social inclusion initiatives, such as our LGBTQ+ Roundtable, held for the first time this year, and our Future Waverley Youth Summit, being held this afternoon” Mayor Masselos said.

“We are pleased to be launching this strategy at the start of this period of recovery after lockdown and invite the community to join us for this important occasion.”

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