Everyone belongs

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES | HARMONY DAY FESTIVALS & WAABINY PARK COMMUNITY ACTIVATIONS PROGRAM

The Department of Communities’ purpose is to collaborate with clients, their family, friends and networks, other agencies, and the not-for-profit and private sectors; and create pathways that enable individual, family and community wellbeing. Funding the annual Harmony Festival and other events help to celebrate diverse and inclusive communities; support people to make needed change, to feel safe, valued and included; and to constructively engage with the world around them; and to thrive.

 

The Department of Communities and Housing Authority’s Bentley 360 project is one of the most significant medium-to-high density urban infill developments in WA. The transformation of the site into a vibrant, thriving and integrated community will deliver a contemporary residential development of at least 1500 new dwelli​ngs, high-quality parkland and recreation spaces, as well as community, commercial and retail offerings.

 

​​With a focus on community connections, delivery of new state-of-the-art facilities and support services, and new employment and training opportunities, Twine was commissioned to deliver a series of large and small-scale events, community information and feedback sessions, and fun educational workshops in the City of Canning area and key suburb of Bentley.

 

The large-scale Harmony Festivals attended annually by over 20,000 people were held during Harmony Week, celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity—inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​ A series of medium and small-scale activation events were also designed and programmed for delivery covering a 4-year period.

These annual events were supported by the Department of Communities, Housing Authority, City of Canning, Department of Local Government's Office of Multicultural Interests, Bentley Focus, The Salvation Army and Medicare Local Bentley-Armadale.

 

They provided opportunities for meaningful community consultation, as well as marketing and media opportunities for key stakeholders and partners through the promotion of the events and the achievements in the area, as well as plans for the future.

Scope:

  • Ideation (idea generation from conception to implementation, evaluation)

  • Event management, production and design

  • Stage management

  • Pop Up activations and activities program

  • Live entertainment

  • Decor, theming, styling

  • Community and stakeholder engagement

  • Giveaways

  • Graphic design (print collateral and signage)

  • Marketing and communications support

  • Photography

Photography | Brett Canét-Gibson, Bentley Focus, City of Canning