23 October 2018
A cultural revolution is getting underway in the Moreton Bay Region and Council wants you to lead the charge.
In the face of unprecedented growth, Mayor Allan Sutherland said it was essential to have a strategy to preserve our region’s rich history and find innovative ways to create a new sense vibrancy into future.
“We want to hear your bright ideas on how we can make the events you love even better, what new attractions and activities you’d like to see, and suggestions on how we can better support creative professionals to live in the Moreton Bay Region and grow our arts sector,” he said.
“For instance, it was thanks to our $26.5 million investment in the Caboolture Hub that made Caboolture Regional Art Gallery one of only three galleries in the country to showcase the works of Australian art royalty Brett Whiteley (1939-1992), in one of the nation’s most prestigious art exhibitions.
“Experiences like this create lasting memories that can be shared as stories over and over, which is why we are committed to continuing to deliver cultural experiences all year round that will make our region a dynamic place to live for generations to come.”
To sweeten the deal, everyone who provide feedback on the Cultural Strategy 2019-2022 will go in the draw to win a BBQ Boat Hire experience at Bribie Island.
Spokesperson for Lifestyle and Amenity Denise Sims said the success of the strategy would rely on the richness of advice from residents and encouraged everyone to get involved.
“From Samford, to Pine Rivers, Redcliffe and Caboolture it never ceases to amaze me the amount of creative talent we have in the region and council looks forward to providing more professional development opportunities over the next four years.
“It’s the reason why in the last financial year we saw more than 150,000 people visit council galleries, museums and the Redcliffe Cultural Centre and it would be fantastic to see more people take the time to visit our great cultural spaces.
“So we want to learn what motivates you to go to our museums or what cultural programs or activities you like so we can continue to deliver these services to the community.”
Moreton Bay residents have the chance to shape the region’s vibrant arts and cultural lifestyle by completing a community survey or attending one of four community forums to help inform Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Cultural Strategy 2019-2022
The Community Survey closes November 30, 2018 and can be completed via:
- Download a hard copy
- Complete the survey over the phone by calling (07) 3205 0555.
Four Community Forums will be delivered across the region. Residents are required to register their attendance at a Community Forum.
- If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact council through the National Relay Service Voice or TTY on 1800 555 660.
- If you require an interpreter, assistance is available through the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) on 131 450.
For more information, please contact the Community Planning and Resources Team on 3205 0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.