Community is at the core of every city and that community is made up of a diverse range of people all with their own aspirations and needs.
As the State's Capital, the Hobart City Council plays a prominent role in fostering community and cultural development throughout Hobart. The Council has a strong policy of consulting widely with the community to identify community aspirations and needs, so following one of the largest consultation programs ever conducted for the city, the Council adopted Hobart 2025 - the community's Vision for the City - as a long term strategic framework to plan for the future of Hobart.
Central to the aspirations of the community in the vision is an inclusive city. Working directly with its community Hobart City Council has established a range of strategies to achieve this vision, they can be found on the Strategies and Plans page.
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The Council seeks to facilitate, support and develop a range of programs and activities which support and enhance the cultural life of Hobart. These activities include the Carnegie Gallery exhibition program, the City of Hobart Art Prize and the Council's Public Art Program.
Hobart is becoming an increasingly culturally diverse city, with 15.6% of the population being born overseas and 10.1% speaking a language other than english at home. This increasing diversity has opened up a broad range of opportunities for a variety of cultural experiences.
Hobart City Council provides a range of programs for young people who both live in and access the city. These programs are part of Hobart City Council's commitment to participating in the process of identifying young people's needs and seeking solutions. This commitment is articulated in Council's Youth Strategy Youth Strategy.
People with a disability are first and foremost people. They are people with skills, abilities, dreams, aspirations and often experience restrictions and multiple barriers in achieving them. Hobart City Council's role in responding to the aspirations and needs of these members of the community is to use what ever is within its scope of responsibility to achieve equal access in the city of Hobart.