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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Migrants Invited To Meet And Greet

The team at the Neighbourhood Hub is known for its support to the community, particularly their assistance to migrants in their transition to life in Mackay.

New and established migrants are invited to an informal ‘Meet and Greet’ evening hosted by the Neighbourhood Hub to connect with others and meet the staff.

All migrants are welcome to join this event, which will take place at our 43 Shakespeare Street, Mackay premises on Tuesday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7:00pm.

Families are encouraged to attend, as the evening will feature a food truck, entertainment, and playground equipment for small children, creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

With the number of migrants arriving in Mackay increasing since the beginning of the year, the event aims to facilitate connections and support for newcomers.

"While we don't always have specific arrival dates, we know that many employers in the region are hiring migrants to fill positions in their businesses," said Migrant Settlement Coordinator Claire Christensen.

“It’s our role at the Neighbourhood hub to connect migrants to each other, the community and services such as education, legal services, health care, counselling and employment services so migrants move towards feeling empowered to navigate systems and their new life more independently.”

Both new and established migrants are encouraged to attend this casual evening, where representatives from community organisations will be present to engage in further conversations with migrants.

For more information about The Neighbourhood Hub, please email or contact 07 4957 2626.

WHAT: The Neighbourhood Hub Migrant Meet and Greet

WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7:00pm

WHERE: 43 Shakespeare Street, Mackay

This is a free community event.

Migrant Driver’s Education is one of the many programs the Neighbourhood Hub delivers for Mackay's migrant community. Photo supplied

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