Community & Place News

WALGA’s Community Development Newsletter
Issue 11 - November 2021

COVID Vaccine Resources to Support Vulnerable Communities

Everyone has a role to play in supporting communities to get vaccinated. Local Governments are in a unique  position with strong community connection and can support community members to get vaccinated for COVID-19

We have done some of the hard work for you. Below are highly relevant and useful resources Local Governments can share to groups not traditionally working in the primary care space or to use for your own campaigns.

Seeking Community Development Experts

The Community Industry Reference Group (CIRG) is a consultative group to provide strategic advice and expertise to assist WALGA in the development and implementation of effective advocacy and policy and community development and social policy matters.

The CIRG is seeking new members and is encouraging interest from from Regional Senior Managers or Directors to contribute to the strategic advocacy framework. Find out more here.

Sector updates

Recognition of Traditional Owners in City of Perth

Noongar Elders have officially signed a Yacker Danjoo Ngala Bidi with the City of Perth, acknowledging the Whadjuk Nyoongar People as the Traditional Owners of the capital city.

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How will Western Australia 'Close the Gap'?

The State Government has released its Closing the Gap Implementation Plan, aimed at whole-of-government reform and action to Close the Gap and empower Aboriginal people in WA.

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National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse Released

The Strategy targets child abuse in all settings, including the family and online. A Child Safety Community of Practice is also available to Officers interested in remaining proactive in this space.

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Community Sports Tackling Mental Health and Wellbeing 

SportWest have released their collaborative Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Sport Framework.

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The Line Youth focused Social Media Campaign Resources 

Building respectful relationships helps address root causes of Family Domestic Violence. Check out this social marketing campaign produced by Our Watch for young people.

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Consultation Open for the State Seniors Strategy

The Department of Communities is providing an opportunity to host consultation workshops in your local community.

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What's On - Events, Training and Other Opportunities 

Child Safe Community of Practice - Meeting Two 
Local Government officers with an interest in National Child Safe Principles are invited to attend online meeting on Tuesday, 7 December. Register here

Age Friendly Communities Network Forums 
Wednesday, 17 November.
Download the program here. Click here to register.

Deafblind Awareness Training for Local Governments
FREE online Deafblind Awareness Training for Local Government staff on Tuesday, 30 November. Click here to register.

Environmental Health Workforce Matters for Local Government Webinar  
Department of Health FREE webinar on Tuesday, 16 November. Click here to register.

Projects of Local Significance Grant Program  
Grants are available to support projects that mitigate the risk and impacts associated with large-scale natural hazards. Opening on 10 December. Find out more here.

Australia Day Community Grants 
Local Governments can apply for funding of up to $30,000. Applications close Friday, 19 November. To find out more visit here


Call for content for the next edition 

Want to share your community development, community safety or related field successes, new resources or promote a new project that will benefit other Local Governments? We want to include your stories in our next newsletter.  
Submit your content for the next Community and Place News

WALGA Resilient Communities Team 

Susie Moir, Policy Manager Resilient Communities, 9213 2058
Vikki Barlow, Senior Policy Advisor Community, 9213 2074
Alina Hobson, Policy Advisor Community, 9213 2092
Bec Waddington, Policy Advisor Community, 9213 2055
Contact the WALGA Resilient Communities team
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples hold a special place in our communities and connect the broader population with a wealth of history, tradition and culture which enriches our society.  Our work regularly takes us across the State and as such WALGA would like to acknowledge the many traditional owners of the land on which we work throughout Western Australia. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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