Culture plan for Richmond Valley

CULTURE is the focus of a new plan adopted by the Richmond Valley Council at last month's council meeting.

According to the council: “The residents of the Richmond Valley (should) have the opportunity to be inspired and engaged with cultural activities that reflect the cultural values and diverse practices of the community.”

The plan explores how culture relates to community, economic and cultural development within the local government area.

It will be a blueprint for the council to secure, over the next two years, resources it hopes will develop a diverse creative and artistic community across its area.

A list of actions has been recommended which would lead to a more vibrant artistic and cultural community.

On the wish list was the upgrading of the Casino Civic Hall, more extensive use of the Evans Head River Reserve as a venue for outdoor festivals and concerts and the development of cultural trails interconnecting cultural and natural places of interest.

The council will also develop a public art policy which would see more artistic projects in public places.

They would also conduct an audit of local creative industries, make a DVD which would showcase the region's potential as a film location and identify ways to support local indigenous projects for individuals and organisations.



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