Hillview Intercultural Community Centre

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The City of Canning is excited to announce a new project as part of the City’s vision of a welcoming and thriving City.

Hillview Intercultural Community Centre will be the first community facility of its type in the south of Perth. The intent is for the Centre and the surrounding parklands to be a hub for community activities and programs that showcase the City’s diverse community and provide opportunities for residents to access a range of programs and activities, including for example business mentoring, digital literacy initiatives, cultural events/workshops etc.

The City of Canning has an ancient and rich cultural heritage. The City acknowledges and embraces the strong and enduring connection of the Whadjuk Noongar people to the land and waterways within the City of Canning, in particular the Djarlgaroo Beelier (Canning River). In addition to the City's rich Aboriginal heritage and history, Canning is also now a thriving hub of cultural diversity with over 50% of our population born overseas and 40% speaking a language other than English at home. At the time of the last Census (2016) the City of Canning was the most culturally diverse Local Authority area in WA.

Despite the increasing cultural diversity in the South East Corridor and the numbers of newcomers choosing to make the City of Canning their home, there is currently no dedicated facility in this region that supports or represents such diverse needs.

Based in Bentley at 1-3 Hill View Place, and with an investment of $2.5 million in the building's redevelopment, the City is working with community to create a space that reflects and celebrates our diverse voices. Following the opening of the Centre in December 2021, community groups will have access to a range of spaces that will be able to be booked for community activities, programs and events. The City will also be offering a range of learning, mentoring and other community programs and resources from the site.

The City has chosen the working title of 'Intercultural and Community Centre' to reflect the intent that this community facility be an inclusive space where the whole community can come together to connect, learn from each other and contribute to the vision of a welcoming and thriving Canning.

To view the Hillview Hub Master Plan diagram click here.

Accessibility:

If you need an interpreter, please call TIS National on 131 450. Alternatively, call the City on 1300 422 664 for assistance. This page is available in other languages. Look to the top right hand side of the page and there is a button saying 'Translate this page'. Click on the arrow and choose the language that best suits your needs.


The Aim

To support and unlock the voices that define who we are as an intercultural community in order for all communities to thrive. We will do this by creating an inclusive place where people from all backgrounds can come together to connect, share their culture, learn new skills and access new opportunities.

Over the coming months the City will be consulting with a range of stakeholders including community groups, cultural associations and local residents to obtain feedback that will help shape the way the Centre operates and the types of activities that are offered.

How Do I Get Involved?

Story Threads is the City's community engagement program which aims to encourage community involvement in this exciting new community project. Story Threads aims to bring the voices of Canning’s diverse communities and other stakeholders together by recognising the individual contribution to the collective whole. In doing so lead a culture of engagement that respects and welcomes input from all.

Story Threads: Stakeholder Reference Group

A Stakeholder Reference Group is in place. Expressions of Interest were sought from community associations and individuals to participate in this group. This group represents the many and diverse voices of the community and will also reach out to their respective communities as the project progresses to seek feedback. The group meet monthly.

Story Threads: Cultural Ambassadors

The City is currently working in partnership with Multicultural Futures and Curtin University to establish a network of Cultural Ambassadors who can work with us to engage our culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Please email karen.m@multiculturalfutures.org.au or call 0459 664 450 to find out more about this partnership program.

Story Threads: Add Your Stitch

Join the community collaboration project to add your creativity and warmth to our places of welcome; stitching words of 'welcome' from all language groups of our community onto welcome cushions. For more information of how to get involved follow the link and follow social media for updates.

Story Threads: Where in the World?

By participating in Story Threads: Where in the World? interactive online project (click on the Story Threads: Where in the World? tab below). We invite you to tell us where you were born, where you call home today and why. The aim is to amplify the breadth of individual’s journeys, highlight intercultural nature of communities and celebrate Canning’s diverse voices.

Story Threads: Connecting Cultures to Country.

Community members will have the opportunity to share their stories and ideas for the new Centre by getting involved in a series of workshops and focus groups which will be announced over the next few months. Details will be placed on this page (see key dates in the right hand column) and via City and community newsletters.

This project is supported through a Lotterwest grant. The WA Government, through Lotterywest, supports community projects like this on, helping to build a better WA together.

If you would like to speak to someone about the project or require this information in an alternative format such as Large Print, please contact hillviewhub@canning.wa.gov.au.

The City of Canning is excited to announce a new project as part of the City’s vision of a welcoming and thriving City.

Hillview Intercultural Community Centre will be the first community facility of its type in the south of Perth. The intent is for the Centre and the surrounding parklands to be a hub for community activities and programs that showcase the City’s diverse community and provide opportunities for residents to access a range of programs and activities, including for example business mentoring, digital literacy initiatives, cultural events/workshops etc.

The City of Canning has an ancient and rich cultural heritage. The City acknowledges and embraces the strong and enduring connection of the Whadjuk Noongar people to the land and waterways within the City of Canning, in particular the Djarlgaroo Beelier (Canning River). In addition to the City's rich Aboriginal heritage and history, Canning is also now a thriving hub of cultural diversity with over 50% of our population born overseas and 40% speaking a language other than English at home. At the time of the last Census (2016) the City of Canning was the most culturally diverse Local Authority area in WA.

Despite the increasing cultural diversity in the South East Corridor and the numbers of newcomers choosing to make the City of Canning their home, there is currently no dedicated facility in this region that supports or represents such diverse needs.

Based in Bentley at 1-3 Hill View Place, and with an investment of $2.5 million in the building's redevelopment, the City is working with community to create a space that reflects and celebrates our diverse voices. Following the opening of the Centre in December 2021, community groups will have access to a range of spaces that will be able to be booked for community activities, programs and events. The City will also be offering a range of learning, mentoring and other community programs and resources from the site.

The City has chosen the working title of 'Intercultural and Community Centre' to reflect the intent that this community facility be an inclusive space where the whole community can come together to connect, learn from each other and contribute to the vision of a welcoming and thriving Canning.

To view the Hillview Hub Master Plan diagram click here.

Accessibility:

If you need an interpreter, please call TIS National on 131 450. Alternatively, call the City on 1300 422 664 for assistance. This page is available in other languages. Look to the top right hand side of the page and there is a button saying 'Translate this page'. Click on the arrow and choose the language that best suits your needs.


The Aim

To support and unlock the voices that define who we are as an intercultural community in order for all communities to thrive. We will do this by creating an inclusive place where people from all backgrounds can come together to connect, share their culture, learn new skills and access new opportunities.

Over the coming months the City will be consulting with a range of stakeholders including community groups, cultural associations and local residents to obtain feedback that will help shape the way the Centre operates and the types of activities that are offered.

How Do I Get Involved?

Story Threads is the City's community engagement program which aims to encourage community involvement in this exciting new community project. Story Threads aims to bring the voices of Canning’s diverse communities and other stakeholders together by recognising the individual contribution to the collective whole. In doing so lead a culture of engagement that respects and welcomes input from all.

Story Threads: Stakeholder Reference Group

A Stakeholder Reference Group is in place. Expressions of Interest were sought from community associations and individuals to participate in this group. This group represents the many and diverse voices of the community and will also reach out to their respective communities as the project progresses to seek feedback. The group meet monthly.

Story Threads: Cultural Ambassadors

The City is currently working in partnership with Multicultural Futures and Curtin University to establish a network of Cultural Ambassadors who can work with us to engage our culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Please email karen.m@multiculturalfutures.org.au or call 0459 664 450 to find out more about this partnership program.

Story Threads: Add Your Stitch

Join the community collaboration project to add your creativity and warmth to our places of welcome; stitching words of 'welcome' from all language groups of our community onto welcome cushions. For more information of how to get involved follow the link and follow social media for updates.

Story Threads: Where in the World?

By participating in Story Threads: Where in the World? interactive online project (click on the Story Threads: Where in the World? tab below). We invite you to tell us where you were born, where you call home today and why. The aim is to amplify the breadth of individual’s journeys, highlight intercultural nature of communities and celebrate Canning’s diverse voices.

Story Threads: Connecting Cultures to Country.

Community members will have the opportunity to share their stories and ideas for the new Centre by getting involved in a series of workshops and focus groups which will be announced over the next few months. Details will be placed on this page (see key dates in the right hand column) and via City and community newsletters.

This project is supported through a Lotterwest grant. The WA Government, through Lotterywest, supports community projects like this on, helping to build a better WA together.

If you would like to speak to someone about the project or require this information in an alternative format such as Large Print, please contact hillviewhub@canning.wa.gov.au.

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Story Threads: Where in the World?

7 months

Australia is home to to a diverse, dynamic and every changing community. Where were you born, where do you call home today and why?

Hover over the + on the side of the page. There are two  pins to choose from: 

  • Where you were born;
  • Where you call home today.

Choose a pin and drag it to the relevant place on the map.

There will be a place to add your story and tells us more about your journey.


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Hillview Intercultural Community Centre location

7 months

A centre that celebrates diversity in all its forms at 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley WA

Page last updated: 21 September 2021, 12:20