Social Cohesion and Community Harmony

Liverpool City Council delivers and promotes a number of social cohesion and community harmony initiatives across the local area. Stakeholders and members of the community can be part of developing activities and events and support the promotion of further social cohesion activities in their neighborhoods.

Below are some recent events held:

Liverpool Sporting Event (February) 2017 

Liverpool Community Sporting Event was held on Saturday 25 February 2017 at Peter Miller Reserve, Casula. The event was delivered in partnership with the AFL and PCYC Miller to engage participation by culturally diverse children, young people and their parents in sports.

Key outcomes included:

  • Increased knowledge of sporting activities for children, young people and their parents
  • Participation and engagement activities for culturally diverse communities
  • Activation of local parks
  • Engaged local residents in a day of fun filled recreation activities
  • Opportunity for neighbours to interact in an informal and safe environment
  • Collaboration between Council,  the AFL and PCYC Miller
  • Over 150 community members attended and participated in a weekend of physical activity

Harmony Day (March) 2017

Harmony Day is an Australian Government initiative that coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home, from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. Harmony Day promotes a shared learning and understanding of how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.

Liverpool City Council engaged with the Liverpool community services sector to deliver social cohesion and community harmony initiatives across the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA) through the Harmony Day Small Grants Program. Organisations were invited through an Expression of Interest process to deliver activities to celebrate community harmony day across the LGA

A total of seven community activities and events were held across the local area, promoting community engagement and social inclusion and celebrating Liverpool's rich cultural diversity.

Welcome Dinner Project (March) 2017

Welcome Dinner Project was held on Thursday 9 March 2017 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The project was delivered in partnership with Joining the Dots and Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre to welcome newly arrived residents to Liverpool to engage with established residents.

Key outcomes included:

  • Newly arrived refugees and established residents of Liverpool and beyond had the opportunity to share a meal, and build relationships
  • Increased knowledge and understanding about the journey and experience of Liverpool’s residents
  • Learning about Liverpool’s Aboriginal Heritage and Culture
  • Increased community respect and sense of belonging for all involved
  • 85 community members attended and shared a meal together

For more information on how to get involved in social cohesion activities, please contact Council's Community Development Worker (CALD) on 9821 7779 or email bhanas@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

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