The profound economic social and wellbeing impacts that COVID-19 has had on our community have exacerbated existing inequalities and disproportionally impacted some members of our diverse community more than others.

We have the opportunity to reactivate in a way that ensures no community is left behind and we are building towards a more sustainable and just recovery.

The Inclusive Melbourne Strategy will help realise our vision of a truly inclusive Melbourne over the next 10 years. It outlines how the City of Melbourne will embrace the diversity of cultures, ages, genders, sexualities, backgrounds, religions and abilities of the people who live, work, study and visit the city.

The strategy has been developed through an extensive consultation process. We drew on expertise within our organisation and consulted widely with community stakeholder organisations.

Read the final strategy

Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    Consultation on draft strategy

    20 October to 21 November

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Final strategy endorsed by Council

    Future Melbourne Committee meeting to consider strategy for endorsement

    Access the meeting notes and watch a livestream from the Future Melbourne Committee meeting.

    15 February 2022

Strategy overview

Learn more about the draft Inclusive Melbourne Strategy.

Community consultation

Find out what we heard about the draft Inclusive Melbourne Strategy.

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