Putting out the Welcome Mat

Sebastian GeersResources

Bringing The Standard to life by celebrating and sharing a snapshot of the exceptional work delivered by local councils and their communities

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Putting out the welcome mat supports you to develop successful plans, initiatives, policy documents, partnerships and ideas that will advance welcoming work in your local council and community.

It is designed to be used alongside The Standard for Welcoming Cities, which is a central element of Australia’s Welcoming Cities network. This guide is structured around The Standard’s six categories:

1. Leadership
2. Social and Cultural Inclusion
3. Economic Development
4. Learning and Skills Development
5. Civic Participation
6. Places and Spaces

Information on ways in which your council can support welcoming work in your community is included in each category. These are guides only, designed to inspire, stimulate and encourage your own ideas.