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Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026

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Community members are invited to provide feedback on Council's Draft Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026 from 30 September to 28 October 2021.

Golden Plains Shire Council Arts Culture and Heritage Strategy



The Draft Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026 (Draft Strategy) describes cultural aspirations for Golden Plains and details four clear strategic directions, each with a list of key actions. The objectives guiding the Draft Strategy ensure that arts, culture and heritage initiatives will directly and measurably contribute to connected and resilient communities in Golden Plains over the next four years, with strong links to positive health and wellbeing and economic development outcomes.

Responding directly to the relevant strategic objectives of the Council Plan 2021-2025, in line with the Golden Plains Community Vision 2040, the Draft Strategy promotes understanding and celebration of the Shire’s Indigenous heritage, rich histories and creative future.

The Draft Strategy was developed from extensive community consultation earlier in 2021. Following an Expression of Interest process, a dedicated Community Reference Group was formed to guide the development of the Draft Strategy. Council also held six community workshops with a total of 40 participants and 35 residents shared their ideas via a paper and online survey in May and June. 

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

At its meeting on 28 September, Council endorsed the Draft Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026 (Draft Strategy) for public exhibition from 30 September to 28 October 2021. To read the Draft Strategy, click on the link below or hard copies are available at Council's Customer Service Centres at 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn and 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.

Read the Draft Strategy

Community members may provide feedback on the Draft Strategy during the public exhibition period. To make a submission:

Submissions close at 11.59m, Thursday 28 October, 2021.

What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

Council will consider all submissions for incorporation into the final Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy, which will be presented for adoption at a meeting later in 2021.


Thursday 13 May 2021

Arts, Culture and Heritage Survey opened

Friday 21 May 2021

Reference Groups EOIs closed

Tuesday 15 June to Wednesday 23 June 2021

In-person and online workshops held

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Arts, Culture and Heritage Survey closed

28 September 2021

Council endorses Draft Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026 for public exhibition

30 September 2021

Public exhibition period begins. Feedback opens.

28 October 2021

Public exhibition period ends. Feedback closes.

Late 2021

Final Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026 considered for adoption by Council

Contact Information

Sarah Jones or Fiona Lee
Arts & Culture Advisors
5220 7111
Project Category: 
Arts and Culture
Last Updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Project Status: 
Current Project
The Draft Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy 2022-2026 is on public exhibition from 30 September to 28 October 2021.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.