Waverley Cultural Diversity Strategy and Action Plan
Waverley Council engaged Cred Consulting with subconsultant Andrew Jakubowicz to work collaboratively with Council staff, the community and stakeholders to develop a Cultural Diversity Strategy and Action Plan that aims to enhance social cohesion, inclusion and community resilience for people of all backgrounds.
Located in the heart of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Waverley has long attracted people from all over the globe to live, work and visit. While Waverley is not always perceived to be a culturally-diverse community, the council area is home to people from all parts of the world who speak more than 30 different languages, adhere to many different religious views and maintain various cultural practices.
Waverley is also one of the most highly-visited local government areas in Australia. Bondi Beach is a popular destination for both local and national visitors, as well as international visitors, including holiday makers, short term residents and back-packers. On hot days, our beaches are inhabited by people from many different cultural backgrounds – a reflection of multicultural Australia.