Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusiveness encompasses acceptance of individual uniqueness, and respect and recognition of the differences and similarities in our community irrespective of race, ethnicity, physical ability, income, age, education, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or politics. We come from rich and varied backgrounds. Together we can build a strong Adelaide Hills community that reflects our shared values, interests, and needs.

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Aboriginal culture
Multiculturalism
Disability Action Plan
> Adelaide Hills Access and Inclusion Survey 2020
Youth
Positive Ageing
LGBTQI Community

Aboriginal culture
Adelaide Hills Council and Mount Barker District Council are committed to working in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community to develop and progress Reconciliation Action Plans.

We have recently formed a Reconciliation Working Group to advise on reconciliation at a regional level encompassing both of our Council districts. Click here to learn more about this Group and meet its members. 

Adelaide Hills Council acknowledges that we undertake our business on the land of the Peramangk and Kaurna Nations. We acknowledge their deeply spiritual connection with Country and we pay our respect to Elders past, present and future as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.

We are committed to working together to ensure that Peramangk and Kaurna culture and traditions are preserved and valued. Together we will care for this country for the generations to come.

Click here for more information about Welcome to Country, Acknowledgement of Country, and Reconciliation (opens in new tab).
Click here to read our Reconciliation Action Plan (opens in new tab).

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Multiculturalism
On 18 June 2015 the Adelaide Hills Council declared itself a Refugee Welcome Zone. This is an initiative of the Refugee Council of Australia and is defined as “a Local Government area which has made a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees, and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community.”

Click here to read the report leading to this decision (opens in new tab).
Click here to read our Multiculturalism Action Plan (opens in new tab).

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Disability Action Plan
We are currently working on updating our Disability Action Plan to be relevant to our community.

> Adelaide Hills Access and Inclusion Survey 2020
This survey has been developed to offer valuable information to local councils in the adelaide hills region for use in developing Disability Access Inclusion Plans.

Click here to download the survey.
Survey closes Friday 28 February 2020.

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Youth
We are currently working on a Youth Action Plan relevant to our community.

Click here to be redirected to our Youth webpage.

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Positive Ageing
We are committed to supporting eligible older residents to maintain their independence in their home and community. Assistance may be provided by staff, contractors or volunteers. The services are funded by Council, the State and Federal Governments, and client contributions from residents who are receiving services.

Click here to download a copy of our Age Friendly Community Strategic Plan (opens in new tab).
Click here to be redirected to our Seniors webpage.

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LGBTQI Community
In 2015 Adelaide Hills Council adopted a new Flags Policy, which specifies an allowance for Council to fly the Rainbow Flag in support of events such as FEAST Festival and the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia; occasions promoting social cohesion and inclusion in our community.

Click here to download a copy of our Flags Policy (opens in new tab).

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Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
 
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