The NSW Settlement Partnership has strong representation from settlement providers in regional areas of the state.
Located in Dubbo, the Mid-North Coast, Illawarra and Shoalhaven, Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley and New England areas, the regional partners – Connecting Community Services (CCS), Illawarra Multicultural Services (IMS), Manning Valley Neighbourhood Service (MVNS), Nepean Multicultural Access (NMA) and Northern Settlement Services (NSS) – play a vital role in supporting migrants and refugees in more remote parts of the state.
Their role was highlighted at the Regional Refugee Settlement Forum organised by the University of Adelaide on October 12. The line-up for the program, which was held online, included Alison Larkins, Coordinator-General for Migrant Services, and Talia Stump, Associate Director – Settlement, at Multicultural NSW.
The NSP was represented by Debbie Carstens, Manager – Settlement and Communities, Northern Settlement Services, who spoke at the parallel session on “Regional Settlement in Practice” You can view the recording of the session here.