Community Invited to Provide Feedback On Social Inclusion Strategy

Published on 03 January 2019

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Community Invited To Provide Feedback On Social Inclusion Strategy

Media Release

Gannawarra Shire Council is inviting members of the community to provide their feedback regarding Council’s Social Inclusion Strategy.

Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said the Social Inclusion Strategy 2019-2023 aims to achieve the goal of an inclusive community where people feel valued and part of everyday life.

“The Social Inclusion Strategy will aim to ensure everyone living in our Shire feels they are a part of everyday life, be it socially, getting support, accessing services, or generally feeling like you belong,” Mayor Learmonth said.

The Social Inclusion Strategy aims to reduce barriers for groups most at risk of being excluded from our community. This includes people with disability or who are culturally and linguistically diverse, Indigenous, identify as LGBTIQ, young people, older people and community members facing socioeconomic disadvantage.

“As part of developing the strategy, Council asked residents, service providers and Council staff their thoughts about being included in our community, and how inclusion in our Shire could be improved,” said Mayor Learmonth.

The key objectives of the Social Inclusion Strategy will support the Gannawarra Shire Council Plan 2017-2021 by incorporating the Plan’s five key focus areas:
• Connectivity
• Economic diversity, growth and prosperity
• Sustainable natural and built environments
• Good governance and a healthy organisation
• Strong healthy communities

Copies of the strategy can be inspected at Cohuna and Kerang Council Offices, or online via
www.gannawarra.vic.gov.au/Council/Public-Notices.

Feedback regarding the strategy must be submitted to Council in writing via Kerang and Cohuna Customer Service Offices or by email tocouncil@gannawarra.vic.gov.au.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped shape the Social Inclusion Strategy 2019-2023, by providing feedback regarding social inclusion and overall general comments,” Mayor Learmonth added.

The strategy will be open for feedback until 5pm Friday February 1, 2019.

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Date: 3 January 2018
Contact: Communications Officer
Email: media@gannawarra.vic.gov.au
Phone: 0409 616 627 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.