Consultation has concluded
Canterbury Bankstown is a vibrant and culturally rich community with many members from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), including immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. There are, however, some residents who face unique issues and challenges that prevent them from participating fully and equally in the community.
- Priority 1 – Address language and cultural barriers
- Priority 2 – Increase access to information and support
- Priority 3 – Increase social connection and culture sharing
- Priority 4 – Increase employment opportunities
What we heard
The Plan was developed and informed by valuable input from our community members, as well as local community stakeholders through a variety of community engagement activities. Some of the challenges and issues experienced by our CALD residents included:
Council will collaborate with community partners to execute these actions, aiming to create a welcoming City where everyone matters, and differences are celebrated.
Timeline item 1 - complete
The project is open for feedback from Monday 16 January 2023 - Thursday 30 March 2023, 05:00 pm. Community members and service providers are invited to provide feedback.
Timeline item 2 - complete
The project is closed for feedback while the plan is being drafted.
Timeline item 3 - complete
Thursday 19 October 2023 to Thursday 16 November 2023, 5:00PM
The draft Cultural Diversity Plan will be exhibited for public comment before being adopted by Council.
Timeline item 4 - complete
Thursday 16 November 2023 05:00 pm
Contributions to this exhibition are closed, reviewed and reported back to the project team.
If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact us via the following:
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The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.