The GLBTIQ Western Regions Councils Working Group (the Working Group) was established to develop a shared agenda and platform for information sharing and action on issues of importance to our GLBTIQ communities. Members of the Working Group extend over the seven western region councils of Melbourne and include:
The Working Group aims to identify issues and barriers affecting people in GLBTIQ communities who work, live or study in the west and foster joint activities that promote social inclusion, community pride, a sense of belonging and improve health and wellbeing.
The Working Group meets quarterly and consists of two delegates from each of the seven western region councils mentioned above.
The formation of the Working Group is a direct response to Hobsons Bay City Council's GLBTIQ community forum held in February 2010 and subsequent recommendations from the report Supporting Queer Culture in the West(PDF, 338KB). The key aim of the forum was to raise the profile of the GLBTIQ community in the west and within the Council.
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