A new Cultural Strategic Plan to be developed by
Council will focus on supporting the future needs of the Coffs Harbour
At its meeting on November 26 2015, Council resolved to allocate funding to commission a new
Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022 which will outline strategies to reinforce
the central role of arts and culture in the liveability of our region.
Plan will guide Council’s programs and funding priorities for the next five
The Cultural Strategic Plan will look
at opportunities to expand the significant contribution that the arts and creative industries make to the economic, social and cultural
fabric of our City.
Future growth potential for industries will be
examined along with the opportunity to promote the Coffs Harbour region as a
place for creative expression and recreation.
Developing ways to preserve our unique
cultural heritage to enable a shared and deeper understanding of the people who
live in the region will also form part of the plan.
The plan will include a feasibility and cost benefit
assessment of a performing arts centre for Coffs Harbour to
explore options for public/private partnerships and assessing existing venues
for expansion or redevelopment opportunities.
development of the Cultural Strategic Plan will continue a conversation between
Council and the community to identify how Council can support the development
of this key sector of our community into the future,” said Sian Nivison, Group
Leader Community and Cultural Services.