Issued Friday 6 October 2017
The City of Casey will be holding an Inclusive Casey Community Forum to hear from residents on what they think an inclusive Casey looks like.
Feedback received from the forum will assist in making Casey a more inclusive city through the development of the Inclusive Casey Strategic Framework in 2018.
Expressions of interest are being sought from residents who would like to participate in the forum on Saturday 11 November. Council is inviting all people who live, work, study and play in Casey to register their interest to take part in this forum.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said building on the success of Council’s new engagement approach through Casey Next and the People’s Panel, we are now eager to hear from our community on what will enable people to have their aspirations met, feel valued and have a sense of belonging and connectedness to our City.
“With well over a third of Casey’s residents born overseas, 38 per cent of residents speaking a language other than English at home, and with more than 120 religious faiths represented within the City, it’s important that we hear from a wide range of voices that reflect the demographic characteristics of our community”, said the Mayor.
“The forum will be made up of 100 people, aged over 18. Additional consultation will be occurring with our younger residents to ensure their views are also represented”.
“A rigorous selection process will be undertaken to ensure we get the right mix of participants at the forum, and will be based on demographic details such as age, suburb, background and gender.
“To thank the participants for generously giving up their time to come and speak with us, we will be providing each person with a $40 gift voucher” said the Mayor.
To register your interest to participate in the forum visit the Casey Conversations website.
Date: Saturday 11 November 2017
Time: 9.00 am to 12.30 pm
Location: Bunjil Place Function Centre