Refugee settlement plan launched for Fairfield City
Published Thursday, 22nd June 2017
About 18 government and non-government agencies today launched a new action plan to help guide the settlement of refugees in Fairfield City.
The settlement agencies involved in the Action Plan include service organisations and support groups, as well as government agencies, community leaders and Fairfield City Council.
Fairfield City usually welcomes about 1,000 refugees a year into its community. In 2016 this number increased to about 5,000 refugees from 1 January to 31 December 2016, with a further 1,700 received in the first five months of 2017.
The Fairfield City Settlement Action Plan has been developed to help guide the work being carried out by service organisations who are involved in the settlement of refugees.
It outlines issues and challenges associated with refugee settlement and aims to identify solutions and actions to help address those issues.
It will also provide a more coordinated and collaborative strategic approach to settlement services in Fairfield City.