Local council definitely affects your life, from swimming pools and libraries, to child care, public safety… and the approval process running a Pride March (ahem).

Maribyrnong City 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.

Find out more and get involved here.

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

Maribyrnong Council 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.

How to express your interest

Please complete the form below by Sunday 5 December 2021 at 5pm. If you are having trouble accessing the form, you can download an electronic copy and email it to diversity@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

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