Shire partners with Inclusion Solutions to build an inclusive community

Published on Thursday, 28 April 2022 at 4:47:44 PM

Shire of Mundaring is one of nine Councils to be selected for the 2022 Building Inclusive Communities WA Project.

The project, run in partnership with Inclusion Solutions and supported by Lotterywest, aims to support sporting clubs and community groups to promote social inclusion, upskill volunteers and attract new members. 

Shire President James Martin said the Shire was also proud to adopt strategies that help local governments ensure everyone in the community feels a sense of belonging. 

“The project aims to support sporting clubs and community groups to identify barriers to participation, start conversations, and identify challenges and opportunities specific to their group,” he said.

“Together, we will provide support to mentor and build the capacity of groups to ensure people of all ability, race, gender or sexual orientation can actively participate in community life and have a valued role to play,” he said.

A series of workshops, webinars and online courses run by Inclusion Solutions will be on offer for community groups, clubs and organisations in the shire, between May 2022 and February 2023.

“Participants will be able to learn the skills to build and strengthen their club or group, attract new members and promote social inclusion,” Cr Martin added.

The project also provides professional development to Shire staff, including practical tools and resources to support clubs and community groups to create inclusive experiences for all people.

Participation in the project will also assist with developing a new Access and Inclusion Informing Strategy. 

Attracting Time and Talent Workshop

The first community workshop in the series, Attracting Time and Talent, will be held on Tuesday 17 May from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Shire’s Civic Reception Room.

Community groups interested in learning how to connect with others, challenge ideas around volunteering and how to support people in their club or group, are invited to the free interactive workshop.

Topics will include: principles of inclusion; the art of asking; how to attract volunteers; identifying knowledge, skills and passions; good communication skills and asset based community development. 

To register your attendance, search Attracting Time and Talent on Eventbrite.

If you are a member of a local sporting club or community group and would like to find out more about how the BICWA project can support you, please contact the Shire’s Community Capacity Building Officer on 9290 6678 or

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