Perth to adopt first cultural development plan

The City of Perth has announced it will formally adopt the city’s first Cultural Development Plan following a ‘robust community and stakeholder engagement process’.

The City’s Deputy Chair Commissioner, Gaye McMath, said that the adoption of the plan will see the formalisation of much of the cultural work the City already undertakes, and also includes five priority areas and specifies short, medium and long-term actions. “There are countless benefits to building on Perth’s cultural identity, and the City has taken a lead role to deliver a wide range of evidence-based cultural development activities,” Deputy Chair Commissioner McMath said. “While operational plans and budgets determine the City’s activities year to year, the Cultural Development Plan sets the tone for our cultural identity, and outlines steps that will bring us closer to the community’s vision for Perth as a vibrant, connected and progressive city.” Informed by the goals of the Strategic Community Plan and developed with an external Peer Review Group of cultural industry experts, the plan includes clear actions and outcomes across a range of areas that influence Perth’s cultural wellbeing. “Cultural development is a work in progress, and the community feedback has been crucial in formulating the future vision for Perth,” Deputy Chair Commissioner McMath said. “Including stakeholders, industry, ratepayers and the community in this process has allowed the City to commit to actions that make the most meaningful contributions to Perth’s cultural identity, cultural economy, built and natural environment.”

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