Draft Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy

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We’ve been committed to diversity and inclusion for many years and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far!

Examples of our ongoing work include providing all ability playgrounds; incorporating child and age-friendly principles in design; delivering programs for young people, LGBTQI activities, Reconciliation and NAIDOC events, story time program and Refugee Week celebrations.

We aspire to have a positive impact on our community. We know that diversity and inclusion is important to you. Your ongoing feedback has helped us to develop our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy (the Policy).

This Policy will guide the services Council provides for the community and how we’ll shape and support our workplace in the delivery of those services. It’s the combination of diversity, inclusion and belonging that will enable the creation of an extraordinary place to live, work and play.

What can I find on this page?

How can I get involved?

  • Complete the feedback form to let us know your thoughts about the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy by Wednesday 5 August 2020.
  • Share your story of inclusion and belonging in the 'Your Story' tab.
  • Email your feedback to engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
  • Phone customer service on (02) 4227 7111

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You’ll need to provide our phone number (02) 42277111.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number (02) 4227 7111.

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

The image shows a simple flow chart. At the top is the Community Strategic Plan. Under this is the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy. These two documents support and guide all of our work through supporting documents such as Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Action Plan (in development), Disability Inclusion Action Plan, Beach and Foreshore Access Strategy, Positive Ageing Action Plan and other future plans.

We’ve been committed to diversity and inclusion for many years and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far!

Examples of our ongoing work include providing all ability playgrounds; incorporating child and age-friendly principles in design; delivering programs for young people, LGBTQI activities, Reconciliation and NAIDOC events, story time program and Refugee Week celebrations.

We aspire to have a positive impact on our community. We know that diversity and inclusion is important to you. Your ongoing feedback has helped us to develop our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy (the Policy).

This Policy will guide the services Council provides for the community and how we’ll shape and support our workplace in the delivery of those services. It’s the combination of diversity, inclusion and belonging that will enable the creation of an extraordinary place to live, work and play.

What can I find on this page?

How can I get involved?

  • Complete the feedback form to let us know your thoughts about the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy by Wednesday 5 August 2020.
  • Share your story of inclusion and belonging in the 'Your Story' tab.
  • Email your feedback to engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
  • Phone customer service on (02) 4227 7111

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You’ll need to provide our phone number (02) 42277111.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number (02) 4227 7111.

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

The image shows a simple flow chart. At the top is the Community Strategic Plan. Under this is the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy. These two documents support and guide all of our work through supporting documents such as Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Action Plan (in development), Disability Inclusion Action Plan, Beach and Foreshore Access Strategy, Positive Ageing Action Plan and other future plans.

Your story of inclusion and belonging

We aspire to have a positive impact on our community. The Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy will guide the services Council provides for the community and how we’ll shape and support our workplace in the delivery of those services. What you’ll see, hear and feel are the outcomes of us listening and responding to the diverse needs of our community. 

Tell us why diversity, inclusion and belonging is important to you. Share your story of diversity and inclusion in our City. 

Your story will be shared on this website for other community members to read. We will also capture the essence of peoples' stories and include them in the community engagement report.

If you prefer that your story is not shared, please email us. 

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before submitting your story.

Thank you for sharing your story with us. Your story will be shared on the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging engagement website and included in the community engagement report for this project. If you would prefer that your story is not shared please email us. 

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