Bass Coast,

Plan To Shape Arts And Culture In Bass Coast

A new plan will shape Bass Coast Shire’s arts and culture identity and help Council prioritise and develop facilities, activities and opportunities throughout the next four years.

The Arts and Culture Plan 2015-2019 was adopted at last night’s Council Meeting after extensive community consultation, current sector information, research, statistics and continued development over the past year.

Mayor, Kimberley Brown, said a community with an active arts and cultural life is a liveable community that entices people to want to visit, live and engage.

“It shapes the identity of the local community, creating a thriving, prosperous, happy and healthy place to live,” Cr Brown said.

“We acknowledge and support the increased social benefits for communities with a vibrant arts and culture society, providing residents and visitors with meaningful and rewarding encounters with the arts.”

Cr Brown said a broad range of internal and external stakeholders have been given many opportunities to have input into the development of the Plan.

“Council thanks everyone who took the time to contribute and we can now look forward to implementing the Plan,” Cr Brown said.