Arts & Culture

Community's vision taking shape for Cultural Plan 2020-30

Published: 05 Jul 2019 2:38pm

A 10-year vision to build a vibrant city is coming to life.

More than 50 people attended a workshop on Wednesday 3 July as part of the Wagga Wagga Cultural Plan 2020-30.

The plan will serve as a blueprint to build and grow the facilities, services and partnerships required to make Wagga Wagga more vibrant, connected and creative city.

Consultation with the community and stakeholders began in February, with more than 1200 submissions and comments made.

“Thoughts and ideas have been collected over the past few months, with the workshop looking at some of the key themes raised,” Council’s Cultural Officer Tim Kurylowicz said.

“The aim of the Cultural Plan is to equip Wagga Wagga to take full advantage of the support that culture and creativity provide for social connectivity, economic development, and individual personal wellbeing for all our community.

“At the workshop, we heard a lot of support for increasing the visible presence of Wiradjuri culture in our city and riverside precincts.

“The community clearly want to see our main streets revitalised with creative activity, using empty shopfronts and supporting local businesses.

“We also heard from many representatives of arts and culture groups who expressed the need for improved facilities and sharing resources.”

Community members can still contribute their ideas, and see what others are saying at, with the consultation closing on Friday 12 July.

The ideas and submissions will be used to prepare the draft Cultural Plan, which would then be placed on public exhibition later this year for further feedback.