Arts, culture and creative industries

Creative Culture Plan 2020 - 2025

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s (Shire) Creative Culture Plan sets the vision, priority areas and strategies of the local creative and cultural community for the next five years.

The Shire recognises that it has a role to play in encouraging and facilitating arts and cultural activity; providing leadership and direction in cultural development and supporting cultural organisations so that they can continue their services.

The Creative Culture Plan provides a five year cultural planning framework to complement the Shire’s Community Strategic Plan, and will be used to:

  • Reinforce the Shire’s commitment to fostering creativity and artistic activity
  • Guide the future delivery of the Shire’s art and cultural programs, services and activities
  • Assist with the planning, development and resourcing of cultural facilities
  • Support organisations and groups to provide arts, cultural and heritage services
  • Better position the Shire to access funds for local arts, cultural and heritage activities

The Creative Culture Plan was compiled in collaboration with a dedicated Arts and Culture Committee. The process was also informed by wider community and stakeholder engagement over this time. The plan addresses the challenges our community faces and sets out the actions required to work towards achieving a shared vision.

As required in the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, the Creative Culture Plan sits within an integrated framework for corporate planning and reporting. This plan is informed by the Strategic Community Plan 2036, the Corporate and Operational Plan and Budget. It also relates to other Shire of Augusta Margaret River plans including the Sustainable Events Strategy, Public Art Policy and Plan, Strengthening Youth Plan, Sustainable Economy Policy and the Access and Inclusion Plan as well as the Local Planning Scheme in relation to arts and cultural development within local development.

To view a copy of the Creative Culture Plan click here.

Public Art Policy

Through the application of this Public Art Policy, the Shire propose to:

  • Identify suitable public art opportunities throughout the Shire
  • Ensure growth results in a pleasant built environment through establishing requirements for Percent for Art Scheme implemented through the development application process
  • Support local art, artists and the cultural industries to develop high quality works
  • Celebrate and tell the story of history and culture within the Shire through meaningful public art
  • Continue to enhance cultural life through public art, community art and ephemeral art projects that enliven and engage with the community within public spaces.

The Policy inludes a per cent for art component which facilitates the provision of public art works through the requirement for all developments (excluding private homes, subdivisions, rural and industrial development) above a value of $1,000,000 (including GST) to allocate one per cent of the value of the development to public art as outlined in the Developer Contribution Policy. 

To view a copy of the Public Art Policy click here



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