Tony McRae

Tony McRae

Former Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Disability Services

    New Multicultural community group for Karratha

    1/08/2006 4:00 PM
     
    1/08/06

    Pilbara residents from culturally diverse backgrounds will soon have a new multicultural association to help them with settlement and networking issues in the region.

    Western Australia is one of the most successful migrant communities in the world and this multicultural group is part of the recognition and celebration of our cultural diversity.

    The Pilbara Multicultural Association has been formed from representatives of the nearly 30 ethnic groups represented in the region.

    Multicultural Affairs Minister Tony McRae said he was very impressed with the efforts of the people behind the new group.

    “After meeting with the set-up committee, I give my complete endorsement to the new group and the great work behind this initiative,” Mr McRae said.

    “The creation of such an important support network for migrants moving to the Pilbara region is a particularly commendable effort.”

    The group has been formed with input from local government and non-Government service providers, with the official constitution currently being drafted by the set-up committee.

    The group will be officially launched on September 8, with a management committee to be formed from all interested local community members.

    The Pilbara Multicultural Association can be contacted through Maxine Emery at Frontier Services in Karratha on 9185 1856.

    Minister's office: 9213 7150