Provide feedback on the City’s inaugural Cultural Plan

News Update 11 September 2018
Cultural Plan

The City is developing its inaugural Cultural Plan which outlines the vision, strategies and goals for cultural development from 2019-2023.

Endorsed by Council at its August 2018 meeting, the draft Plan is now going out to the community for public comment. 

Mayor Sue Doherty said culture is more than just arts and events. 

“The City’s Cultural Plan demonstrates and acknowledges that supporting culture and arts delivers a vibrant community, social cohesion and cultural identity,” Sue said. 

The Plan aims to build on the City’s already vibrant and extensive culture and arts program by providing a framework consisting of 10 Strategy Areas:

1. Community
To ensure that community members of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have access to cultural life within the local community.

2. Community Wellbeing 
To contribute to our community’s health and wellbeing through cultural opportunities.

3. Events, Activations and Programs
Develop, promote and deliver events, activations and programs that highlight the City’s unique identity and generate authentic experiences.

4. Cultural Heritage 
To value, protect and enhance our cultural heritage.

5. Cultural Identity
To celebrate the community’s collective identity as well as the opportunity for self-expression.

6. Public Art and Art Collection
To provide the community with access to quality public art.

7. Collaboration
To partner across the City and the community to increase the value of program and activities through shared knowledge and resources. 

8. Cultural Places, Open Spaces and Infrastructure
To provide venues, open space and facilities that foster creativity.

9. Creative Economy
To encourage a culture that supports the creative industry and recognizes its economic benefits. 

10. Cultural Planning
To plan for the future cultural needs of the City of South Perth community. 

“The inaugural Plan is a clear demonstration of the City’s intent to take a strategic approach in investing in culture and the arts.  These Strategy Areas will be instrumental in guiding the planning and provision of culture and arts projects, services and facilities over a five year period,” Sue said. 

To view the draft Plan and provide feedback, visit Your Say  

Feedback closes 4pm, Tuesday 23 October.

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