Have your say: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2030

Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting public feedback on the draft Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2030.  The Strategy provides a framework for delivery of the Shire’s policy and actions aimed at improving gender equality and reducing violence against women and their children - within the Shire’s workforce, the community and through design and delivery of Shire’s services and programs.

The Strategy has a primary prevention approach, this means stopping violence before it occurs using the OurWatch National Framework.

You can also view the OurWatch ‘Change the Story’ video here.

Earlier this year the Mornington Peninsula Shire heard from community members, staff and key stakeholders about their views and ideas on gender equality though a series of workshops, feedback postcards, a survey and the review of the previous Prevention of Family Violence Implementation Plan.  The consultation along with evidence has shaped the development of the draft Gender Equality Strategy.

The draft Strategy will be available via public exhibition for a period of four weeks from Monday 19 August to Monday 16 September 2019.   

After the public exhibition stage the draft Strategy will be presented to Council for endorsement in November 2019.  The Strategy will then be launched and development of an action plan will commence.

Please view the draft Strategy below and give us your feedback.

How to have your say

Read the draft strategy and provide your feedback before Monday 16 September online below or pick up a hard copy at one of our Customer Service offices. You can also provide your feedback via email or post.

Download: Draft Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2030(PDF, 1MB) .


Do you believe the objectives and strategies will guide the actions required to increase gender equality and reduce violence against women and their children? * (required)

Would you like to be kept updated on the Strategy? * (required)

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In person

Surveys are also available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings. Or phone us on 1300 850 600 to have a hard copy sent to you.


Email your submission with the subject line “Gender Equality Strategy public exhibition” to: haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au


Attention: Social Planning & Community Development
Re: Gender Equality Strategy public exhibition
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000, Rosebud VIC 3939

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