LGBTQIA+ Plan - Community Consultation

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We acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where the City of Perth is today and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

The City of Perth is seeking community input into the development of its LGBTQIA+ Plan

At the November and December 2020 Council meetings, Council endorsed the establishment of an LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group, and the development of a LGBTQIA+ Plan and an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework - The Framework will be guiding principles that provide structure for an all of City approach which will help address the barriers preventing full community participation for marginalised groups including the LGBTQIA+ community. The framework will be implemented through plans including the City's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and LGBTQIA+ Plan.

LGBTQIA+ Plan - The plan will be a clearly articulated set of actions to increase the visibility, social inclusion and health and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community in the City of Perth.

LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group - An Advisory Group has been established to guide the City in its growth as a diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation which represents all members of the community. The Group will provide a forum for consultation, feedback and discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ people in the City of Perth.



Community Consultation

The City of Perth is conducting community consultation to better understand the experiences and needs of the LGBTQIA+ community in Perth, as well as the Council's role as a local government in improving the health and wellbeing of this community.

The engagement is designed to ensure a broad range of the LGBTQIA+ community and organisations are consulted to best understand the needs of the group and potential solutions. Participants will not be paid for their involvement and involvement is completely voluntary.

All workshop attendees must follow the Code of Conduct, available for download on the right.

Questionnaire

The online questionnaire, which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, will ask you your views on the LGBTQIA+ experience in the City of Perth, your own personal experiences and your thoughts on the City's role in improving the experience for the LGBTQIA+ community. The questionnaire is completely anonymous, and the results cannot be tied to an individual.

Printed copies are available at Citiplace Community Centre and the City of Perth library.

Complete the questionnaire before 11 April.

Community and organisation workshops

UPDATED: Due to interest levels, there will now be two open workshops available to allow members of the LGBTQIA+ community and LGBTQIA+ organisations to speak with the City. In this two-hour session, you will have the opportunity to discuss what the City of Perth is doing well and how the City of Perth can improve when it comes to respect, inclusion and celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Please note updated dates below:

  • Mon 29 March, 4pm to 6pm - DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge, 100 James St, Northbridge
  • Thur 8 April, 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace, Perth

To book, email perthforpeople@cityofperth.wa.gov.au with your name and any accessibility requirements or call 9461 3432. If you require a greater level of confidentiality, please call 9461 3432 and speak anonymously to one of our Officers.


If this topic brings up anything for you, you can contact the following groups:

  • If you’re feeling distressed and want to talk to someone right now, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
  • For LGBTQIA+ specific peer support, contact Qlife via 1800 184 527 or webchat at qlife.org.au 3pm -12am 7 days per week.

We acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where the City of Perth is today and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

The City of Perth is seeking community input into the development of its LGBTQIA+ Plan

At the November and December 2020 Council meetings, Council endorsed the establishment of an LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group, and the development of a LGBTQIA+ Plan and an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework - The Framework will be guiding principles that provide structure for an all of City approach which will help address the barriers preventing full community participation for marginalised groups including the LGBTQIA+ community. The framework will be implemented through plans including the City's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and LGBTQIA+ Plan.

LGBTQIA+ Plan - The plan will be a clearly articulated set of actions to increase the visibility, social inclusion and health and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community in the City of Perth.

LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group - An Advisory Group has been established to guide the City in its growth as a diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation which represents all members of the community. The Group will provide a forum for consultation, feedback and discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ people in the City of Perth.



Community Consultation

The City of Perth is conducting community consultation to better understand the experiences and needs of the LGBTQIA+ community in Perth, as well as the Council's role as a local government in improving the health and wellbeing of this community.

The engagement is designed to ensure a broad range of the LGBTQIA+ community and organisations are consulted to best understand the needs of the group and potential solutions. Participants will not be paid for their involvement and involvement is completely voluntary.

All workshop attendees must follow the Code of Conduct, available for download on the right.

Questionnaire

The online questionnaire, which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, will ask you your views on the LGBTQIA+ experience in the City of Perth, your own personal experiences and your thoughts on the City's role in improving the experience for the LGBTQIA+ community. The questionnaire is completely anonymous, and the results cannot be tied to an individual.

Printed copies are available at Citiplace Community Centre and the City of Perth library.

Complete the questionnaire before 11 April.

Community and organisation workshops

UPDATED: Due to interest levels, there will now be two open workshops available to allow members of the LGBTQIA+ community and LGBTQIA+ organisations to speak with the City. In this two-hour session, you will have the opportunity to discuss what the City of Perth is doing well and how the City of Perth can improve when it comes to respect, inclusion and celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Please note updated dates below:

  • Mon 29 March, 4pm to 6pm - DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge, 100 James St, Northbridge
  • Thur 8 April, 4.30pm to 6.30pm - Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace, Perth

To book, email perthforpeople@cityofperth.wa.gov.au with your name and any accessibility requirements or call 9461 3432. If you require a greater level of confidentiality, please call 9461 3432 and speak anonymously to one of our Officers.


If this topic brings up anything for you, you can contact the following groups:

  • If you’re feeling distressed and want to talk to someone right now, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
  • For LGBTQIA+ specific peer support, contact Qlife via 1800 184 527 or webchat at qlife.org.au 3pm -12am 7 days per week.
  • Meeting Summary - 3 March 2021

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    08 Mar 2021

    Date

    3 March 2021

    Attendees

    • Avery Wright
    • Braden Hill
    • Caro Duca (via TEAMS)
    • Curtis Ward
    • David Goncalves
    • Hunter Gurevich
    • Katherine Sherrie
    • Kedy Kristal
    • Paul-Alain van Lieshout Hunt
    • Perth Inner City Youth Service (PICYS) represented by Dani Wright Toussaint
    • Sarah Feldman
    • Steve Wellard
    • William Knox

    City of Perth:

    • Michelle Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer (for first 40 mins)
    • Emma Landers, Community Services Alliance Manager
    • Lauren Brophy, Community Projects Officer

    Apologies:

    • Andrew Hall
    • Clint Woolly
    • Kate Buckle
    • Bek Slavin, Community Development Co-Ordinator
    Summary
    • Presentation from City of Perth covering council processes and privacy.
    • Presentation from City of Perth covering the workplan for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion project and the overlaps between that and the LGBTQIA+ Plan, both going to Council in July.
    • Presentation from City of Perth covering a summary of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and the Communications Plan for feedback and endorsement by Advisory Group.
    • Presentation from City of Perth on the services of local government and the role of the City.
    • Workshop – high level themes were identified by the Group and via desktop research of other LGBTQIA+ Plan. In a workshop facilitated by the City of Perth, the Advisory Group worked to define the themes and identify “What is the City of Perth doing well?” and “How could the City of Perth improve?” for each of the themes. This work will inform the community consultation phase of the project.
  • Meeting Summary - 16 February 2021

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    08 Mar 2021

    Date

    16 February 2021

    Attendees

    • Avery Wright
    • Braden Hill
    • Caro Duca
    • Clint Woolly
    • Curtis Ward
    • David Goncalves
    • Hunter Gurevich
    • Kate Buckle
    • Katherine Sherrie
    • Kedy Kristal
    • Paul-Alain (van Lieshout) Hunt
    • Andrew Hall (representing PICYS)
    • Sarah Feldman (via TEAMS)
    • Steve Wellard
    • William Knox

    City of Perth:

    • Bek Slavin, Community Development Co-Ordinator
    • Lauren Brophy, Community Projects Officer

    Apologies:

    • Dani Wright Toussaint (representing PICYS)
    • Emma Landers, Community Services Alliance Manager

    Summary
    • Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas welcomed the group
    • Terms of Reference – approved with no changes.
    • Meeting Schedule discussed
    • Appointment of Co/Chair – Paul-Alain (van Lieshout) Hunt and David Goncalves were elected as co-chairs
    • Work plan and project timeline – shared with group.
    • Group raised intersectionality as a key priority. Looking at how the agendas and plans of the Elders Advisory Group / RAP and Access and Inclusion Advisory Group / DAIP overlap. Particularly in the Nyoongar community where conversations about sexuality and gender are not currently happening.
    • Ensure there’s an engagement session which includes all groups and provides an opportunity for all members of the LGBTQIA+ advisory group to provide feedback and comments on the various plans which underpin the Framework.
    • Any engagement must consider those who are not in a safe environment to be able to comment or engage openly and provide avenues which support them to be involved.