VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a multicultural advisory group being established by the City of Wanneroo.
The group will provide a structured approach to engaging and consulting with the City’s culturally and linguistically diverse community (CaLD).
The idea came during discussions at last July’s council meeting when Cr Hugh Nguyen introduced a motion on notice requesting the City advocate for changes to Australia’s visitor visa policy.
Some councillors were hesitant to support increasing the continuous stay and re-entry period for parents who held a visitor visa, and Cr Brett Treby moved an alternative motion to establish the advisory group to address migrants’ concerns, which was passed 9-4.
The group’s functions will include providing feedback and advice on multicultural strategies and communicating the views of the wider community.
The City is seeking nominations from individuals and organisations to be part of the group, along with ward representatives Crs Treby, Dianne Guise and Sabine Winton.
Nominees will need to be a community leader representing people of different religion, race, language and ethnicity, except those with Anglo Saxon, Anglo Celtic, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ancestry, or an agency or organisation that supports people from the CaLD community.
Group members will be finalised early next month and the first meeting is to be held in late February.
Nomination forms are at www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au and need to be submitted by 5pm on January 30.