Council hosts workshops to develop Cultural Plan

9 October, 2014Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting members of the public to attend two upcoming community workshops to develop a cultural plan for the Southern Highlands.

“The idea behind the workshops is to gather the ideas and experiences from residents who are interested in developing arts and culture in our Shire,” explained Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Jenny Kena.

Both workshops will discuss various types of arts and culture including visual arts, performing arts, literature and stories, public art, galleries, art spaces, theatre and music.

“We also want to hear what people think about issues like how arts and culture relate to environmental, tourism, economic, social and community goals,” Ms Kena said.

Information gathered from the workshops will be used to help prepare the region’s cultural plan entitled ‘Southern Highlands Inspired!’  The plan will subsequently link directly to the Shire’s long-term community strategic plan, Wingecarribee 2031+.

“Having a cultural plan is vital as it will help us plan and allocate resources that we will need to support future arts and cultural activities across the Shire,” Ms Kena added.

The community workshops will be held on:

  • Monday 13 October, 1pm – 3pm in the Council Civic Centre Theatrette, Moss Vale
  • Tuesday 14 October, 6pm – 8pm in the Bowral Memorial Hall, Bowral

For more information on either workshop contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer on phone 4868 0855 or via email at

To RSVP for a workshop, or to submit your ideas via an online survey if unable to attend in person, visit

A draft of the cultural plan is expected to be completed by December 2014 at which point it will be placed on public exhibition in the new year for comment.