With more than half of its residents born overseas, the City of Perth community is culturally and linguistically diverse.
To recognise our diverse community, the City of Perth Council last night adopted a new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework.
A comprehensive consultation was conducted with the community and five principles were determined for the framework:
- Actively embrace and celebrate diversity
- Engage in meaningful community consultation
- Address intersectionality
- Foster fair and equitable participation
- Model strong leadership and representation.
“We are committed to celebrating and valuing the strength of our diverse community. This framework means we champion equity to ensure everyone can participate in the City of Perth equally, creating meaningful inclusion and fostering a sense of belonging,” Ms Anghie said.
At Tuesday night’s Council meeting, Council also endorsed the City’s new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2021 – 2025, which is part of the Framework.
Following consultation with more than 200 people, the new plan identifies the City's outcomes to improve access and inclusion for people of all abilities. It outlines key actions for implementation to reduce and eliminate barriers within the city and to advocate for equity of access for all.
To find out more about the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework and the DAIP 2021-2025, head to perth.wa.gov.au
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