City of Wanneroo puts out the welcome mat for new migrants
Published Tuesday, 18th August 2015
The City of Wanneroo is proud to announce a partnership with the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre (MMRC) to help new migrants settle in.
The MMRC, a non-profit community organisation provides services across the metropolitan area from a base in Mirrabooka.
City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts says the MMRC delivers a range of programs for youths, seniors and women, including computing and health.
“The learning and friendship opportunities offered by the centre are priceless, especially for residents who are new to our city,” Mayor Roberts said.
“The City of Wanneroo is culturally and linguistically diverse and our partnership with the MMRC will help new residents settle in, enjoy their neighbourhood and become part of the wonderful community around them.
“In 2011, 15 per cent of people in the City of Wanneroo, came from countries where English was not their first language and this is indicative of our cultural diversity.
“This is about providing quality support, facilities and services that have a positive effect on mental and physical health.
“This year we hosted Australia’s largest Australia Day citizenship ceremony and each year we welcome new Australian residents to the City so it is very important that we provide services that cater for all our residents’ needs.”
As part of the partnership, the City of Wanneroo is pleased to offer free use of its venues for MMRC programs and activities to support our local migrant population settle into the community.
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