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People from multicultural backgrounds have the right to participating freely and equally in cultural and public life, enjoy their own culture and practise their own religion free from discrimination. However, they face unique challenges and barriers that prevent them from fully participating in and contributing to the social, economic and cultural life of Canterbury-Bankstown. The Cultural Diversity Plan will provide a framework to help address the challenges and barriers to community participation experienced by our multicultural community. With the framework, Council will work in collaboration with our community members and local service providers towards an equitable, inclusive and cohesive Canterbury-Bankstown for people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This proposal

The Diversity Plan provides our framework for a welcoming, inclusive and equitable Canterbury-Bankstown. This project links to Council’s Community Strategic Plan which outlines Council’s strategic direction to Safe & Strong - A proud inclusive community that unites, celebrates and cares. Engagement activities will include workshops, a community survey and stakeholder interviews as well as engagement with Council staff.

Talk to the team

Have a chat with a project officer at one of our information sessions. More events to come.


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    Exhibition Period

    The project is open for feedback from Monday 16 January 2023 - Thursday 30 March 2023, 05:00 pm.

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    Under review

    The project is closed for feedback while the plan is being drafted.

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    Public exhibition

    The draft Cultural Diversity Plan will be exhibited for public comment before being adopted by Council.

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    Report to Council

    September 2023: The proposal with a summary of the community feedback received over this exhibition period is considered by Council.

Who's listening

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed below.

In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885

Jae Yang

Jae Yang

Diversity Officer

The City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9789 9472

Stella Jean-Louis

Stella Jean-Louis

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 9578

CBCity 2028 Destinations

Here's how this projects helps to deliver our Community Strategic Plan.
Safe and Strong

Safe and Strong

A proud inclusive community that unites, celebrates and cares.

Learn more

CBCity acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Darug and the Eora peoples. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Contact us

Our friendly Customer Service Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm to assist with all enquiries.

Phone 9707 9000