Proposed Equality Action Plan 2024-2027

Closes 6 May 2024

Opened 8 Feb 2024


This Equality Action Plan has been designed to ensure that Council fulfils its statutory obligations in compliance with section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Council believes that the actions included in the plan are likely to have the most significant impact on equality of opportunity and good relations.  The actions contained within the Equality Action Plan reflect four of the priorities outlined in the Corporate Plan.  These are:

  • Community Wellbeing – 8 actions
  • Economic Growth – 1 action
  • Service Delivery – 2 actions
  • Staff, Leadership and Resources – 10 actions

In developing a new Audit of Inequalities and Equality Action Plan for the period 2024 to 2027 the following was undertaken:

  • A review of previous audits and action plans and the plans of other Northern Ireland Public Authorities.
  • Consideration of Council’s corporate priorities
  • Engagement with Council’s Inclusive ABC Working Group.
  • Individual meetings with officers from the different service areas of Council in order to identify appropriate actions.

An Audit of Inequalities and Equality Action Plan for the period 2024 to 2027 which aligns with Council’s new corporate planning cycle is attached, together with an equality screening and rural needs impact assessment. 

Council is committed to the fulfilment of its equality duties in all parts of the organisation and this plan sets out how it intends to do this.


Why your views matter

Our Proposed Equality Action Plan identifies how, within the resources of Council, we feel we can best meet the needs of citizens, colleagues and visitors to the borough. 

We report annually to the Equality Commission on our Equality Action Plan and your comments will help us to inform the content of the 2024 to 2027 Plan. 

We would very much like to hear what you think about this draft plan and welcome your feedback. 

You are also invited to attend one of two online consultation events which will be held on the following dates;

  • Wednesday 28th February at 11am
  • Wednesday 10th April at 7pm

To confirm your attendance or, for more information, please email 

If these dates do not suit and you would like us to facilitate a face-to-face meeting to discuss the plans, please contact us on 0300 0300 900 or via the above email.  

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