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Council is establishing an LGBTIQA+ Community Advisory Group to advise Council on the needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning, and asexual (LGBTIQA+) in Maribyrnong.

The Group will also support the development, implementation and review of the proposed LGBTIQA+ Strategy Action Plan 2021-2025 which will formally establish Council’s role in advocating for the equality and inclusion of the LGBTIQA+ people within the wider context of the Maribyrnong community.

You can share your thoughts on the LGBTIQA+ Strategy and Action Plan here.

Membership

We are looking for up to 10 community members and up to three representatives from community organisations, agencies or service providers working with LGBTIQA+ people, families and communities in Maribyrnong.

Applicants must have a connection with the City of Maribyrnong and a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to gender and sexual orientation diversity, equality, and inclusion at a local, state, national or international level. They should also have an understanding of needs and risk factors impacting local LGBTIQA+ people, families and communities in Maribyrnong.

A broad representation of the community will be sought, based on ensuring a balance of gender, sexual orientation, age range, disability, cultural diversity, and faith backgrounds.

Membership is for the duration of the current Council term (until November 2024). A minimum of three meetings will be held throughout the year, either online or at the Footscray Town Hall.

For more information please refer to the LGBTIQA+ Community Advisory Group Terms of Reference under the Important Documents tab.

Next step

Thank you to everyone who submitted an expression of interest (EOI) to be part of the LGBTIQA+ Community Advisory Group. We will be in contact with the selected Advisory Group members shortly.

Translation

If you need free help with translation, please contact one of the following sources:

Council can arrange a telephone
interpreter for you on 9688 0200

TIS: 131 450

National Relay ServiceNRS: 133 677 or 1300 555 727
www.relayservice.com.au

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Community Engagement Team
Phone (03) 9688 0200
Email communityengagement@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au
Website www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/