Banyule is a diverse community, made up of people from many different cultures, beliefs, abilities and identities. This diversity enriches and improves the Banyule community. The Inclusion, Access and Equity Framework (IAEF) 2017 – 2021 expresses Banyule City Council’s commitment to its diverse communities, and guides the way that Council will work to promote and foster inclusion, access and equity.
Banyule City Council believes in the rights of all people to be free from discrimination and to have opportunities to participate in community life. We know that particular communities of people experience higher levels of discrimination and exclusion, which is why we have specific strategic plans that address the needs of the following:
- People with a disability and their families;
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and
- People from the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities.
These strategic plans are supported and guided by advisory committees made up of local representatives from these communities in Banyule, to ensure diverse voices are heard and consulted by Council. The Midway Achievements Report of the IAEF 2017-2021 highlights some of Banyules significant projects and initiatives it has delivered or participated in throughout 2017-2019.