Willmot is a small suburb on the north western edge of Mt Druitt and is home to just over 2500 people. The Hive established the Willmot Working Group (Together in Willmot) in June 2016 to collaboratively engage the community and respond to their aspirations and concerns.
Together in Willmot includes members from a range of local service providers, government and non-government organisations and residents.
By documenting Community Conversations, we know that Willmot residents want to feel safe and live in a clean, friendly community where kids have plenty to do.
In Willmot, The Hive and its partners support community events and activities including community breakfasts, Kid’s Days (for children 0-5 years), NAIDOC Events, Music Festivals, Community Forums and School Holiday programs. We also have advocated and supported upgrades to local infrastructure such as the Willmot Shops, The Willmot Community Hub and The Willmot Reserve.
“I have worked alongside the Hive for over 6 years building collaboration through relationship with many key stakeholders. This process has been undertaken in a thoughtful and reflective way which has been a motivating force behind our work in 2770. Together, we have been able to connect and allow opportunities to truly get to know individuals, families and communities to make positive change in their lives and community.”
‘Willmot Holiday Hub’ is a free holiday program that runs each Thursday of every school holiday.
The group uses the communities strengths in the planning and delivery of each holiday program – including residents helping to run activities or preparing food, which has led to local employment opportunities within the community.
‘Willmot Holiday Hub’ creates opportunities for children to develop meaningful relationships with others, get active and to build trust within the community. These relationships allow a more holistic approach to the work that follows.
The Hive works in this community as part of a Collective team of organisations, services and local community members. Our Together in Willmot team includes: