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Mural revitalises CAaSSA’s multicultural attraction at Athol Park


A vibrant exterior promoting diverse cultural involvement at an Athol Park community centre is boosting its participation rates.

Community Access and Services SA (CAaSSA) received almost $7,000 through Grants SA and Community Centres SA’s co-designed Placemaking Grants program.

Through the creation of its joyful and attention-grabbing mural it was better able to reflect and celebrate its diverse multicultural clientele unveiled in March 2021.

Managing Director, Lan Nguyen said the centre has seen significant growth in first time visitors – now 45 per cent of total participants.

“The collaborative effort has also strengthened relationships with Flinders’ Aboriginal Gambling Help Services and different ethnic communities including the Bhutanese, Burundian, Arabic, Filipino, Congolese, Afghan, South Sudanese and Vietnamese communities,” Ms Nguyen said.

“Community workers report that participants feel like the centre is more culturally inclusive.”

The project has also delivered new signage, highlighting its service and wayfinding paths that involved community design teams.

Page last updated : 16 Dec 2021

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