- Monday 18 July 2016
The Sunshine Coast’s multicultural community has embraced the opportunity to share its rich culture by joining the Multicultural Conversations project, a collaboration between council and its partners.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Sunshine Coast has a diverse and growing multicultural population with one in every five people born overseas representing 156 countries, 45 faiths and 96 languages.
“There is no doubt our people and their diversity contribute to the colourful social fabric of the Coast,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“I had the honour of recently launching the state-government funded Multicultural Conversations project which provides a community engagement platform for council and partners to understand and address barriers to participation and social inclusion within the multicultural community.
“Importantly, the Multicultural Conversations project provides an opportunity for our multicultural community to share their rich culture and diversity and participate in an online survey.”
One story that has already been discovered during the Sunshine Coast Multicultural Conversations Program is that of the Donadel family who owned a successful farm producing bananas and pineapples in Mooloolah Valley. To read the full story visit council’s new centre and search ‘multicultural’.
To join the conversation, head to council’s website and complete the online survey before July 24.
The Multicultural Conversations program is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services through the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants Program.