Kingborough Council is committed to creating a community that is inclusive, safe, welcoming and respectful for all.
To achieve this, we need to make sure we understand our community’s collective experiences, stories and concerns.
Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said Kingborough Council had been consulting with our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) community to better understand local experiences and needs.
“An LGBTIQ+ Working Group was formed to support and guide the engagement process,” Cr Wriedt said.
“An online, anonymous survey was also created to seek information from members of the LGBTIQ+ community, their family, friends, allies, supportive organisations and members of the public.
“The survey, which was open from July to August 2022, and sought perceptions of how inclusive Kingborough is for members of the LGBTIQ+ community, experiences in Kingborough, and experiences with the Kingborough Council. A total of 162 people completed the survey.
“We developed the DRAFT LGBTIQ+ Engagement Report and Action Plan 2023-25 using the results of this survey.
“Council is now seeking feedback from LGBTIQ+ advocacy groups, schools, cultural and sporting organisations, health services, resident groups, business representatives and residents of Kingborough on the DRAFT Action Plan.”
The DRAFT Action Plan can be found via this link.
Written submissions can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at Council’s Civic Centre, 15 Channel Highway, Kingston.
The consultation will close on 28 October 2022.
The final LGBTIQ+ Engagement Report and Action Plan 2023-25, including changes made following consultation, will be presented to Council in November 2022.