Strategic Plan 2014–2018 was developed through consultations with CaLD communities, government and non-government organisations, business and industry groups, young people and the Minister’s Multicultural Advisory Council. Further input was gathered through two online surveys—one for the general public and the other for young people—and through written submissions responding to a discussion paper.
Content of the plan was also informed by a review of international and national literature that helped identify three key issues as a focus for the consultations: managing ‘super diversity’, social cohesion, and economic and social benefits.
The Strategic Plan focuses on four main objectives:
The Western Australian government proudly acknowledges and celebrates our cultural diversity as one of our State’s great strengths and plans actively for a future that captures its potential.
Strategic Plan 2014–2018 guides our progress towards achieving this potential.
Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) Annual Report is available to download.
The Office of Multicultural Interests is part of DLGC and includes its annual reporting within the DLGC report on pages 45 to 47.
As part of the background for developing its 2014–18 Strategic Plan, the Office of Multicultural Interests held four consultation forums: one for CaLD communities and non-government organisations, one for business and industry groups, one for young people and another with the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Multicultural Advisory Council. This report details the results of the consultations and other information-gathering strategies.
An inclusive and cohesive society which draws on its cultural and linguistic diversity to enhance the social, economic, cultural and civic development of Western Australia and the wellbeing of all community members.
We value cultural diversity, recognise and promote its benefits and are responsive to the needs of Western Australia’s diverse community.
We are respectful in our interactions and encourage mutual respect between groups and individuals in our community.
We demonstrate leadership in multicultural interests and recognise the leadership and capacity in our culturally diverse communities.
We are ethical, fair, equitable, open and transparent in our work.
We build and nurture relationships, collaboration and partnerships between government, non-government, business and the community sectors to achieve outcomes that strengthen culturally diverse communities, individually and collectively.
We strive for excellence and are committed to making a positive difference that benefits all Western Australians.