Gender Equality Act pilot project

With the Victorian Government passing Australia’s first Gender Equality Act in early 2020, WHGNE is preparing to support local government agencies and other public services to embed gender equity policies and procedures in their day-to-day operations.

This year, WHGNE commenced this work by partnering with Greater Shepparton City Council to implement the Gender Equality Act pilot project. The project aimed to build the capacity of local government to implement the Act and develop tools systems and processes to meet the Act’s requirements.

Greater Shepparton City Council approached WHGNE to take a lead on delivering the pilot project in three council departments – Marketing and Communications, Activities in the Park, and Aquamoves Leisure Facility – giving WHGNE a unique opportunity to influence the development of the tools for rollout across the state.