The strategy builds on the previous strategy and helps Council continue to support its vibrant, cohesive community as well as strengthen partnerships with communities, service providers and other stakeholders.
The Multicultural Strategy has been developed after intensive community consultation. Community events and broader consultations were used to connect with and discuss the future of multiculturalism in Greater Shepparton. Council used a variety of consultation methods to ensure a diverse range of community and organisations were consulted and part of the planning process.
The development of this Strategy is designed to build on the work already undertaken and to strengthen partnerships between Council and the regions multicultural communities, service providers and other cultural stakeholders. The Strategy is inclusive of the entire community with a special focus on multicultural communities.
The Strategy aligns with the Municipal Association of Victoria’s (MAV) Statement of Commitment to Cultural Diversity that aims to promote and facilitate good multicultural practice and leadership within and across Victorian local government. MAVs vision is for a strong local government sector that provides leadership in the way cultural diversity is recognised, nurtured, respected and valued is embed in the measures of the action plan.
The Draft Strategy is available below.
Please read the Draft Strategy and let us know if you have any feedback. Feedback can be sent to:
Multicultural Development Officer
Phone: (03) 5832 9527
Feedback closes at 5pm on 18 January 2019.