New­comer Tours

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Sev­eral times each year, the City of Stir­ling hosts New­comer Tours for newly-ar­rived mi­grants to share in­for­ma­tion about City ser­vices and Abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture. De­liv­ered through De­part­ment of So­cial Ser­vices fund­ing, the tours in­clude a stop at a City li­brary as well as a beach visit to talk about wa­ter safety.

In ad­di­tion, each group vis­its the City’s Ad­min­is­tra­tion Cen­tre to meet Mayor Cr Mark Ir­win. Dur­ing the most re­cent tour held this month, Mayor Ir­win gave group mem­bers in­clud­ing Adult Mi­grant English Pro­gram stu­dents an insight into the role of lo­cal gov­ern­ment. Mayor Ir­win took the group on a tour of coun­cil cham­bers and an­swered plenty of great ques­tions about coun­cil op­er­a­tions.

Feed­back from par­tic­i­pants has in­di­cated that the visit to the City’s Mount Flora Mu­seum to learn about Abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture and meet­ing the Mayor were tour high­lights.

Mayor Cr Mark Ir­win with stu­dents El­ham Ab­del­gil and Ka­mal Sandhu and Balga Tafe Lec­turer Veron­ica Rib­bons (sec­ond from right)

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