Feedback sought to develop cultural plan

The City of Joondalup is seeking feedback to help develop a cultural plan.
The City of Joondalup is seeking feedback to help develop a cultural plan.

RESIDENTS are invited to provide feedback to help the City of Joondalup understand the cultural needs of the community moving forward.

The survey will examine the needs and opinions of the people who live, work and spend time in the City and will also enable the development of a cultural plan so the City can better plan and understand the types of cultural events, programs and services that residents enjoy.

Sites of significance, local stories and heritage will also be identified, as well as short and long-term community priorities for cultural development.

“The City is committed to creating a vibrant place to live and to increasing opportunities for culture and the arts, as well as increasing awareness of, and access to, cultural assets, infrastructure and services,” Mayor Albert Jacob said.

Consultation will be undertaken via four phases targeting City residents, ratepayers, visitors, businesses, industry representatives and cultural practitioners.

An online survey, to be submitted by December 24, will be available to community members to determine satisfaction and engagement levels with the City’s existing cultural program and explore gaps and opportunities for future planning.

Workshops will be held at the Joondalup Reception Centre, for community groups and practitioners on February 4, industry stakeholders then the community on February 5, and educational institutions on February 6.

There will also be facilitated focus groups and a portable interactive display board will be presented at events and in community facilities.

To register for a workshop or complete the survey, go www.joondalup.wa.gov.au or call 9400 4230.

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