Cultural Plan 2020-30 to create a blueprint for a vibrant city

We need your help to shape a 10-year vision for the creative life of our community.

Council is currently developing the Wagga Wagga Cultural Plan 2020-30, a blueprint for building a vibrant city with the facilities, infrastructure and cultural precincts to meet the needs and expectations of the community.

Cultural Officer Tim Kurylowicz called on residents from across the Wagga Wagga region to add their voice to discussion and help shape the plan.

“Thoughts and ideas across key topics have been collected over the past four months, with a community consultation evening to be held on Wednesday 3 July to present the key ideas we’ve received and seek further comment,” he said.

“The Cultural Plan 2020-30 will reflect the diverse needs of our community across a number of key themes, including:

  • Wiradjuri and Aboriginal culture and heritage
  • Community groups and volunteering
  • The city’s cultural venues and collections
  • Creative opportunities for neighbourhoods, suburbs and villages
  • Learning and education
  • What happens in our streets, parks and open spaces

“With this plan, Wagga Wagga will be equipped 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.”

So far a mix of suggestions have been made, including holding more events in the suburbs to activate local neighbourhoods, ideas to celebrate Wiradjuri culture, how to expand existing cultural facilities and improving the streetscape.

To join the discussion, visit waggaview.com.au/culture or longer submissions can be emailed or posted to Council.

The community consultation evening will be held on Wednesday 3 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Romano’s Hotel. To RSVP, visit the Wagga View website.

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.