Female surgeons writing their own narratives
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Happy NAIDOC Week!
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Commemorating the landmarks in Australia’s reconciliation journey

Today marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, a time commemorating significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum which amended the Constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census; and the High Court judgement in the historic Mabo v Queensland case that introduced the legal doctrine of native title into Australian law, respectively.

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Forming a Social License to Operate

Good community engagement is fundamental to effective and responsive development. It gives legitimacy to the project process, ensuring proposed development serves the community it is designed for; and it reduces conflict, harnesses capacity and manages risks from the outset. In order to be effective, community engagement must build trust and relationships. But for today’s developers, planners and those working with communities, building trust is harder than ever. According to the Endelman Trust Barometer, which measures the average annual percentage of trust in NGOs, business, government and media: not one of these societal institutions is trusted by the public. How can institutions build community trust?

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Creating Communities Stronger Together COVID-19 Response for April 2021

This week, following Western Australia’s three-day lockdown of the Perth and Peel regions due to a case of community transmission of COVID-19, a post lockdown transition period is in place for Western Australians until 12.01am, Saturday 1 May. During this period Creating Communities is open for business, continuing our engagement and community development work digitally through our online conferencing platforms while our offices are closed and staff travel and our physical events and engagements are on hold until Monday, 3 May.

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2020 Wrap Up

In our 2020 Wrap Up, we reflect on all the ways our partners in community have leaned into the challenges and hardship of this year to build stronger, connected and resilient communities throughout the crisis and beyond.

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Creating Communities signs Cultural Compact

Creating Communities is proud to have officially joined the This Is Our Dream Cultural Compact.

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Celebrating community voices in planning

Creating Communities and Woolworths Group have won the Public Engagement and Community Planning category at the Planning Institute of Australia’s Awards for Planning Excellence (WA) for the Future White Sands project. This award recognises initiatives in best practice public engagement or community planning that achieve an outstanding and innovative contribution to enhance built form, planning processes and social outcomes.

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Walking forward together

Walking forward together is core to our Creating Communities philosophy. We engage people and organisations to find common ground and build social value. Our Reconciliation Action Plan is central to this work. It reflects our deeply held belief in equality and social equity showing the pathways through which we seek to walk forward together with First Nation’s peoples to achieve this.

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#EndCOVIDForAll

Creating Communities is proud to have pledged our support for the #EndCOVIDForAll campaign organised by Micah Australia, the Australian Council for International Development and the Campaign for Australian Aid. We are aiming to create a surge of Australians showing solidarity for our global neighbours.

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Celebrating the School Based Traineeships

There are some things that can only happen when we come together. A key initiative that the Hedland Collective supports is the School Based Traineeship program. A program that speaks directly to the Collective’s mission of boosting opportunities for all people and propelling enterprise.

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A Celebration of Culture

At Creating Communities, we’re all about working with others to build strong, connected and resilient communities.

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Conversations | 21. Donna Shepherd – Finding purpose in a crisis
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Conversations | 20. Allan Tranter – Honour our older Australians
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Conversations | 19. Amit Khaira  – Support our emerging generations
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Conversations | 18. Jaimen Hudson – Reasons to be grateful
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Conversations | 17. Lynne Craigie – Stronger and more united
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Conversations | 16. Griff Longley – Exploring the outdoors
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Conversations | 15. Hon. Commissioner Fred Riebeling – Softening the blow
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Conversations | 14. Rebekah Worthington – Innovation overcomes isolation
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Conversations | 13. Bruce Robinson – At home and on the Frontline
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Innovation overcomes engagement challenge

Almost every workplace has had to change the way it operates in this COVID-19 world. We have fast-tracked innovative ways of working to create new opportunities for ourselves, our clients and the communities we work in.

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Conversations | 12. Kirste Oates – Back to basics strategy
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Conversations | 11. Steve Gravina – Keeping a healthy body and mind
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Conversations | 10. Justin Langer - Lessons to learn from crisis
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