Social Policies & Plans

Social Planning & Development

This unit develops and monitors Council's Social Policies

Research summaries on health and wellbeing in Hobsons Bay

A summary of the key health and wellbeing issues affecting the Hobsons Bay population.

Advocacy strategy

This strategy aims to create a municipality conducive to wellbeing, where people can live, work, learn and play now and in the future

Affordable Housing Policy Statement

A focus on the housing needs of low income residents

Ageing Well Strategy 2007-2017

Guides the Council's work towards ensuring all residents are able to age well

Children & Young Peoples Plan 2014-18

Guides Council's work relating to children aged zero to 25

Disability Access & Inclusion Strategy 2013-2017

Addresses the structural, attitudinal and cultural barriers people with a disability experience.

Gender Equity Policy Statement

Guides Council's work relating to Gender Equity including women, men and gender diverse.

Improving access to healthy food

Read our food security policy statement

Multicultural Policy 2016-20

The policy represents Council’s commitment to celebrate local cultural traditions, promote respect, and improve access to opportunities.

Problem Gambling on EGMs Policy Statement

The policy statement defines Council’s position on electronic gaming machines

Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Guidelines 2011

To ensure social considerations are part of the development assessment or planning scheme amendment process.

Minimising the Harm of Alcohol Policy Statement

This policy statement aims to mitigate the negative impacts of alcohol by adopting a harm minimisation approach