Brimbank Council has adopted its first LGBTQIA+ Action Plan 2024-2028 to help create a safe and inclusive community that values all people and the diversity they bring through their sexualities, genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures and abilities.
Council’s plan has been developed to align with the Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ Strategy 2022-2032.
This outlines the state’s vision to drive equality and inclusion for Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual+, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer/questioning and ace+ communities within all aspects of government work.
“Brimbank Council’s first ever LGBTQIA+ Action Plan recognises the unique needs, challenges and aspirations of the LGBTQIA+ communities to feel included, empowered, safe and supported,” said Brimbank Mayor, Cr Ranka Rasic.
“The Plan covers Council’s role in helping to improve outcomes for people in LGBTQIA+ communities through our services, events and programs.”
The four key focus areas in Brimbank’s Action Plan are:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Safety and Safe Places
- Inclusion and Empowerment
- Organisational Leadership and Advocacy.
The Plan has been informed by community engagement over a 15-month period with LGBTQIA+ people, service providers, various organisations, council staff, young people, general community and their allies.