A more inclusive and diverse community

We want to recognise all members of the Geelongcommunity and not leave anyone behind.

Key priorities

  • Advocating for, and helping to achieve, the priorities set by local Aboriginal people.
  • Improving our engagement with our culturally diverse population.
  • Supporting activities that improve social connections in our community.
  • Promoting gender equity and diversity in our sporting and leisure facilities, and programs.
  • Facilitating employment programs for the communities that need it most, including young people.
  • Improving access to facilities and programs for people of all abilities.
  • Recognising our returned service men and women.
  • Further developing programs that support older people and young people in our community.
  • Advocating for inclusive, multicultural activities and respect for cultural diversity.

Our aims in 2018-2019

  • Provide a grants scheme to fund community groups, and initiatives that promote inclusion and accessibility.
  • Renew the Kareenga Aboriginal Action Plan, Multicultural Action Plan and Municipal Early Years Plan.
  • Create a framework to support social and charitable groups.

Measures of success

  • 60 per cent of adults definitely feel multiculturalism makes life better.
  • 75 per cent of adults attending a local community event.
  • 80 per cent of adults feel that they can  get help from family, friends or neighbours when needed.
  • More of community facilities with gender-neutral and accessible toilets, or change areas.





Page last updated: Monday, 1 July 2019

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