Consultation Open for Draft Inclusive Wangaratta Plan

Published on 05 July 2024

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The Rural City of Wangaratta’s Draft Inclusive Wangaratta Plan was endorsed at the June Council Meeting and is now available for public consultation. Feedback is welcome until Friday 26 July through the Connect Wangaratta community engagement portal.

Over the past year Council has worked with the Inclusive Wangaratta Working Group and community members to develop the plan with the goal of ensuring everyone in our municipality has the opportunity to engage, to prosper, to be supported, and to grow.

“Wangaratta is growing, and that growth has brought more diversity,” said Cr Dave Fuller. “We need to make sure we meet the needs of the people in our community who might otherwise miss out, whether because of disability, or age, or not understanding how to access a service we provide. This plan outlines some ways we can improve access and celebrate our different backgrounds and experiences. It also works to connect and unite our community, to encourage kindness, ensuring we are stronger together”.

The public feedback phase represents an integral part of the policymaking process and Council is asking community members to share their ideas and provide input into the policies and actions outlined in the draft. An Easy English version of the document is also available, providing an easier to read version for people who may otherwise find the document challenging.

“Some people in the community face barriers to accessing help, this document works to build the comfort of all citizens living and visiting the municipality. I would encourage anyone who wants to give feedback but is having any problems to reach out to the Community and Recreation team to have a conversation,” said Cr Fuller.

The Inclusive Wangaratta Strategy and Action Plan incorporates Council’s Access and Inclusion Plan, Age Friendly Strategy, and considers the needs of other communities of priority, including First Nations communities, LGBTQIA+ people, Women, Older and Young people, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.

Additional Information

Draft Inclusive Wangaratta Plan is open for review until Friday 26 July through the Connect Wangaratta portal


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