Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    State honours achievers in multiculturalism

    15/03/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Outstanding multicultural community leaders recognised
    • Awards a reminder of WA’s success as a diverse society
    The City of Rockingham has been commended for raising awareness of young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds in the Rockingham area.

    Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister John Castrilli said the local government was recognised at last night’s WA Multicultural Community Service Awards for developing projects giving people confidence to contribute and achieve within their local community.

    Mr Castrilli said an exceptional group of individuals and organisations were recognised this year for their work towards improving opportunities for West Australians from all walks of life.

    The Department of Sport and Recreation received the Engaging the Community Innovation Award for increasing the number of people from CaLD communities engaging in sport and other recreational activities.

    The Business Migrant of the Year Award was awarded to Brothers Shahyar and Faryar Gorjy of Yaran Pty Ltd for achievements in the building and property development industry.

    The Minister said this year’s quality of nominees demonstrated the breadth of work being undertaken in multicultural services and business sectors in this State.

    “The awards promote cultural diversity as an international, economic and social asset for WA and I congratulate those who have made a positive difference in the lives of so many West Australians from CaLD backgrounds,” he said.

           Fact File
    • WA Multicultural Community Service Awards 2012 held on eve of Harmony Week March 15-21, a celebration of State’s diversity
    • For full details visit http://www.omi.wa.gov.au
    • WA Multicultural Community Service Awards 2012 recipients follow
    Minister's office - 6552 6600
     
     
    Western Australian Multicultural Community Service Awards 2012
     

    Individual Excellence Awards

    • Ms Shahzadi Samar Rukh
    • Mrs Caroline Speirs
    • Dr Casta Tungaraza
    • Ms Mandy Whitton
    • Mr Salim Youssef

    Engaging the Community Innovation Award

    • Winner: Department of Sport and Recreation
    • Highly Commended: Communicare Incorporated
    Community Service Excellence Award
    • Winner: Pilbara Multicultural Association
    • Highly Commended: MercyCare
    Implementing Multiculturalism Locally Award
    • Winner: City of Rockingham
    • Highly Commended: City of Stirling
    Business Migrant of the Year Award
    • Winner: Mr Shahyar Gorjy and Mr Faryar Gorjy of Yaran Pty Ltd
    • Highly Commended: Ms Zaneta Onasz, La Decor Pty Ltd and Tony Sadler, Cannington