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Media alert: From Talk to Action: Dandenong Mobilises to Forge Solutions during Homelessness Week 2023

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From Talk to Action:

Dandenong mobilises to shine a light on practical and possible solutions during Homelessness Week 2023


Interview & photo opportunities available


Tuesday, 8 August 2023

11.00 AM

Harmony Square

Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, Vic



The rate at which homelessness is growing is a national catastrophe.


This Homelessness Week (7-13 August 2023) wayss and the City of Greater Dandenong are hosting an event in Harmony Square to raise awareness of these important issues.


Melbourne’s culturally diverse Southeast has one of the largest and fastest growing communities of people experiencing homelessness.  We invite you hear leading voices and share practical solutions in the state’s epicentre of homelessness.


Join The Hon. Gabrielle Williams MP, Minister for Mental Health and Minister for Treaty and First Peoples, Member for Dandenong, Eden Foster Mayor of Dandenong, wayss CEO Wayne Merritt and members of the local homeless community.



WHAT:           Policymakers, community leaders, advocacy organisations and service providers in Melbourne’s multicultural Southeast explore collaborative approaches to end homelessness


Interview & photo opportunities available


WHEN:          TUESDAY 8 AUGUST 2023

11.00 AM



Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, Victoria



 Order of proceedings:


  • Welcome
  • Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country by a local Elder
  • Video – lived experience of homelessness
  • Speeches
  • Media interviews and photos
  • Hospitality offering – food and beverages


Parking can be arranged on request.




For further information, please contact Monika Lancucki or Alana Anastovska


Monika’s mobile: 0413 440 236 or

Alana’s mobile: 0476206306 or






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