We all feel better when we belong.
All Mandurah residents are encouraged to get neighbourly and connect with their neighbours.
There are a number of tools and resources available to help residents connect with their neighbours. Check out some tips and programs below and commit to touching base with your neighbours today.
Research has shown connecting with your neighbours is important for a number of reasons, including:
The City of Mandurah has developed 'Street Mates Mandurah', a neighbour resource with tips and ideas for connecting with your neighbours.
The Neighbour Resource Brochure contains:
To collect a hardcopy of the brochure email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit your local library.
The City of Mandurah supports a Multicultural Networking Group that meet quarterly. For further information and to join the group please email email@example.com
The City's libraries also host conversational English classes across the Library facilities. For further information on session times, please contact a staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9550 3650.
Harmony Week runs from 15–21 March every year and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA's wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity.
Harmony Week is a State Government multicultural community relations initiative.
Cultural diversity’s benefits
Harmony Week is an opportunity to consider the many benefits Mandurah gains from its culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities.
Benefits include job creation, improved skill levels, the introduction of new skills and networks, and improved economies of scale.
The economic advantages are also many. Our diverse communities link us strongly with the rest of the world and increase our competitiveness in this global market.
Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our diversity while working to remove barriers that still exist in the community.
Within each community there are people who want to step up and make a difference. Through our Community Ambassador program, we identify and support local bi-cultural and bi-lingual people to better connect their communities to mainstream services, support, and useful information.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic there has never been a more important time for Community Ambassadors than now! Five local people in the Mandurah area took up the volunteer role in 2020 to help connect the community. Each Community Ambassador has been provided a series of training sessions, on-going support from Multicultural Futures, and the City of Mandurah, and has in turn provided culturally appropriate workshops within their cultural community.
As an addition to our fantastic Volunteer Lifeguard Services from our local surf clubs, Surf Lifesaving WA will be patrolling Mandurah's beaches again this summer.
This service has been designed to increase beach patrol services for the community in order to keep families, community members and visitors safe at our local beaches.