Our new Plan

Together with the community, Council has been developing the new Multicultural Plan 2017- 2021. The Plan sets the goals and strategies for enhancing outcomes for our CALD communities over the next four years. The Plan is guided by the Inclusion, Access and Equity Framework 2017-2021.

Throughout Nov/Dec we completed the final phase of community consultation on the DRAFT Plan. Thank you to everyone who contributed, all feedback received will now be considered and the DRAFT Plan will be presented to Council for endorsement in Jan/Feb 2018.

Why create a Plan?

The new Plan identifies strategies to address the barriers faced by CALD communities and seeks to create more opportunities for participation and involvement. These strategies aim to bring all cultural communities within Banyule together and to foster respect and cohesion.

How we developed the Plan

The Plan has been developed through three phases of consultation with the community:

  1. Creating a vision for the Multicultural Plan
  2. Setting Priorities and Key directions
  3. Public Exhibition of draft plan

Council's Multicultural Advisory Committee, which comprises representatives from key community organisations and community members from a range of cultural backgrounds, worked with Council to guide the creation of the new plan.


We have worked closely with many partners to successfully implement the Multicultural Plan 2014-2017 and enhance outcomes within our local community.

Take a look at the below achievement reports for examples of some of the work undertaken.