Consultation Completed

Council is developing a Strategy document that redefines how we address the expansive role that Arts, Culture and Heritage play within our community.

From August to October 2022, we have had workshops and conversations with our community partners, community members and interested groups and individuals to help inform the development of this important plan.

We have received meaningful feedback that we are now reviewing as we develop our draft strategy document and action plans.

Next Steps

A draft strategy is expected by mid-2023 and there will be opportunities to provide further feedback before the draft is complete.

In creating this document, we are looking to:

  • Provide a consistent approach and definition for Council’s support and services, reflecting the expansive role the Arts, Culture and Heritage play within our community
  • Acknowledge the economic and social value of the diverse arts and cultural activities in our Region.
  • Promote the Toowoomba Region as a place with a distinct and enviable cultural identity and lifestyle
  • Strengthen sustainable relationships with Council officers and our creative and cultural industries
  • Use the strategy to influence future planning and policies across all of Council

What are our goals or priority areas for our strategy?

A Sense of Place and Belonging 1. Embrace: We embrace First Nations culture and heritage 2. Celebrate: Our unique culture, stories and heritage is multicultural and reflects and shapes our local identity and communities; and we celebrate and nurture diver
A Creative Life Connect, Collaborate and Create: We value creativity, and strive to increase access to, and engagement with the Arts, Culture and Heritage across the region Govern: Our leadership and good governance enable the cultural development of an i
A Region of Culture and Innovation Thrive: Our local arts and creative industries are thriving, and we cultivate opportunities for this to occur Cultivate: We promote the Arts, Culture and Heritage of the region, sharing our wide range of events, festival