Council responds to community’s call for a creative cultural strategy


Georges River Council will explore the preparation of a Creative Cultural Strategy for the local area in response to calls from members of the local community that want more cultural and creative hubs.

At the Council Meeting on Monday 23 April, Blakehurst Ward Councillor Sam Elmir moved a Notice of Motion calling on Georges River Council to create a Creative Cultural Strategy.

“Throughout the engagement process for Council’s first Community Strategic Plan, our community told us they want a strong vision for our town centres, parks and streets with more cultural and creative hubs,” Councillor Elmir said.

“They also said they want a connected, safe and family-friendly community.”

“In order to meet these needs and wants, Council will create a new strategy which will look to strengthen our local events, festivals, markets, exhibitions and performances and even look at new ways we can activate our town centres.”

“A strategy will also allow our Council to be more focused on sustaining and developing a thriving creative culture in our local area, while also aiming to position the Georges River area as a destination location.”

“By focusing on our creative culture we can also become a more attractive place for local businesses and investment in the Georges River area, which will make significant contributions to our local economy,” he added.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Councillor Kevin Greene, said the development of a Creative Cultural Strategy will connect nicely with the number of other strategies Council has created, and will help foster a sense of pride for people who live, work and play in the area.

“By focusing on Creative and Cultural activities, we can encourage more people to be engaged with their local community and be proud of the place they live in,” he said.

“This strategy is one way Council can meet the needs of the community and in particular, respond to what the community told us during the engagement process for our first Community Strategic Plan,” Councillor Kevin Greene said.

For more information about Council’s first Creative Cultural Strategy, please contact 9330 6400.