A City for Everyone: Inclusive Brisbane Plan 2019-2029 - 05 Connect - Ongoing actions

Council will continue to deliver the following initiatives.

  • Facilitate welcome programs and support community events that bring communities together.
  • Facilitate innovation events that bring together community leaders, academia and businesses to generate new ideas on ways to foster social inclusion through collaborative partnerships.
  • Partner with local organisations to increase opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to have a say on the future of their neighbourhoods.
  • Provide information and support for councillors and ward office staff to support diverse customers and offer Auslan interpreters when requested.
  • Facilitate the Inclusive Brisbane Board to provide advice to Council on social issues and opportunities.
  • Welcome international students through the City Welcome Festival, incorporating the Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremony.
  • Provide support to vulnerable groups to prepare for, and recover from, extreme weather events and natural disasters.
  • Raise awareness of social inclusion through events such as Carers Week, Anti-Poverty Week, Harmony Day, Seniors Week, International Day of People with Disability, Youth Week, Grandparents Day and National Neighbour Day.
  • Facilitate awards such as the Senior Citizen of the Year Award.
  • Fund National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week events to celebrate our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Last updated:27 March 2020