Project Status: Under review
Why we’re doing this
In 2020, we consulted our communities on ways to revitalise Oxford Street while recognising its cultural and community significance. In 2021, we asked for feedback on proposed planning rules for the Oxford Street cultural and creative precinct.
We heard that people value the strong connection between Oxford Street and the LGBTIQA+ community. People asked if more could be done to keep Oxford Street a safe and welcoming hub, and celebrate the LGBTIQA+ history of the area.
What we’re doing
We listened to community feedback on aspirations, needs and concerns for Oxford Street, and have developed a draft LGBTIQA+ social and cultural place strategy.
The draft strategy sets out principles and priorities to recognise, preserve, and promote the significant connection the LGBTIQA+ community has with Oxford Street.
Five key priorities have been identified as the framework for the place strategy:
- recognising historic LGBTIQA+ places and spaces
- reflecting the contemporary LGBTIQA+ community within local businesses and venues
- increasing LGBTIQA+ cultural and social spaces
- increasing LGBTIQA+ visibility and identity throughout the Precinct
- ensuring the local community is safe and supported.
The draft strategy contains a series of actions for each priority area that will be driven and delivered collaboratively between the City and the community.
Read the draft document
How you can give feedback
Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 24 May 2022.
Other ways you can give feedback
We will consider and report your feedback to Council in 2022.