LGBTIQ+ ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP

 

Kingborough Council commits to creating a community which is inclusive, safe, welcoming and respectful for all.

Community engagement is a critical component for making positive change as decisions are based on personal and collective experiences, stories and concerns.

Kingborough Council had been consulting with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) community to better understand local experiences and needs. In doing so, an LGBTIQ+ Working Group was formed to support and guide the engagement process.

For more information on the LGBTIQ+ Working Group, please read TERMS OF REFERENCE (V4)

Based on feedback from the community, an online, anonymous survey was created to seek information from members of the LGBTIQ+ community, their family, friends, allies and organisations that support this community. The survey, which was open for a month from July to August 2022, and sought demographic information, perceptions of Kingborough (the place), experiences in Kingborough (the place), and experiences with Kingborough Council. A total of 162 individuals completed the survey.

The attached DRAFT LGBTIQ+ Engagement Report and Action Plan has been developed in response to the results of this survey.

Consultation on the Draft Report has now closed and feedback will be considered and presented at the next available Council Meeting. When the Action Plan is approved it will be communicated to the community through this website, Facebook and the local media.

If you would like any more information on this project, please email kc@kingborough.tas.gov.au