Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Townsville City Council invited residents to have their say on the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Community consultation took place from 11 December 2019 to 28 January 2020.

Community feedback helped shape the final version of this document ahead of its adoption.

Council needs to plan to ensure that all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can connect, work, live and enjoy, and ensure Townsville is a welcoming, diverse and an inclusive place to be.

This strategy sets a holistic approach to Council’s role in planning and service delivery, as well as recognising the value of empowering members of the community to support each other.

Council acknowledges that all people share fundamental human rights and have common aspirations.

As such, Council puts people at the centre of planning and service delivery.

View the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2020-2024 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Townsville Liveability Barometer

The Townsville Liveability Strategy/Diversity and Inclusion Strategy recognises the importance of data and targets in order to effectively plan and deliver outcomes that have the greatest impact. Evidence-informed planning and better monitoring of local government policy and projects can assist in assessing progress towards maintaining and strengthening the liveability of our city.

The Townsville Liveability Barometer, developed under the Smart City Strategy, is to be used to monitor performance in achieving the liveability goals outlined within this strategy.  The Liveability Barometer is a tool which measures and benchmarks liveability indicators relevant to our city via three dials of measure: National Indicators, Community Values and Local Indicators.

The Barometer is a virtual and open data source accessed through the Townsville Dashboard which supports the Open Government data principles.