Women in local government have been celebrating the role of diversity in strengthening NSW councils.
Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW president, Lithgow City Councillor Cassandra Coleman said every time the group visited a different location, the executive learned from the vastly different experiences of its local councils.
"It helps you think of innovative ideas to bring back to our own individual council for discussion," she said.
Most recently the group met in Fairfield, where local mayor Cr Frank Carbone said fifty per cent of new Australians choose Fairfield to begin their new life.
"In the past seven years we have had the highest refugee intake in Australia," he said.
Fairfield deputy mayor Cr Sera Yilmaz, an ALGWA NSW executive member who speaks fluent Turkish and English said the council aimed to provide services and resources to cater for the needs of all.
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