Community forum to discuss City's needs

Published Thursday, 24th August 2017

Forum at Parklands Function Centre

Fairfield City Council will host a forum in September that outlines the City’s changing demographics, helping organisations better plan for the City’s future needs.

The Fairfield Conversations Forum 2017, to be held on Tuesday 5 September at the Parklands Function Centre, will provide an insight into 2016 Census data, trends and how this will impact on service delivery in the future.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said it was an opportunity for Council to lead the charge and help local organisations better understand the changing shape of Fairfield City.

“Council recognises the important role a number of organisations play across our City in providing a wide range of community services to local residents,” Mayor Carbone said.

“This forum will equip groups such as youth and aged services and settlement support providers with greater knowledge of our City’s changing community profile.”

“We want to help them identify local needs, priorities and services gaps as our City continues to grow.”

The 2016 Census shows a continuing shift in the City’s cultural profile, with the number of Assyrian speakers increasing due to recent refugee arrivals.

“One of the biggest changes to our City in recent years is the settlement of thousands of additional refugees and I am incredibly proud of the way our community has always welcomed new arrivals,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Our City’s multiculturalism and migrant history is one of our biggest strengths. Migrants and refugees come to Australia with hope for a better life and that gives them a strong will to give back to their local community.”

Glenn Capuano, a demographer at Census Id, will interpret 2016 Census data about Fairfield LGA. Attendees will receive a booklet with Census data and funding information.

Visit to register for this free event before 31 August.

Event details
Fairfield Conversations Forum 2017
Tuesday 5 September, 9.30am to 3pm - Registration from 9am
Parklands Function Centre – Red Gum Room
Fairfield Showground, Smithfield Road, Prairiewood