Casey is one of the most diverse Local Government Areas in Victoria, with 160 different languages spoken and more than 100 different faiths practiced.
In 2007 Casey residents came up with the idea of establishing a Wall of Global Friendships to celebrate and acknowledge Casey’s cultural diversity, while promoting mutual respect, friendship, and goodwill between cultures.
Council worked with the residents to bring their idea to life and the Wall was officially opened in December 2009 at the rear of Balla Balla Community Centre with three community plaques.
We now have 27 plaques on the Wall that speak to our community’s ability to work together and build a cohesive, harmonious, and welcoming Casey community.
The recent sale of land to the Victorian Health Building Authority for the new Cranbourne Community Hospital has meant that the current physical Wall of Global Friendship has been removed to make way for the construction of the hospital.
To ensure we continue building on what our community started we are inviting residents to share how they would like to reimagine the Wall of Global Friendships in the future.
Share your thoughts in the survey below and help shape the future of Casey’s Wall of Global Friendships.
The consultation for the Wall of Friendships project opened on Friday, 18 November 2022 and closed on Friday, 9 December. Our Strengthening Communities team is now reviewing the feedback we received and will share its findings once this stage of the project has been completed.