Bathurst Regional Council's 20 Year Cultural Vision, the result of extensive community consultation, will build the Bathurst region's reputation as a premier inland centre of culture and creativity.
The Vision capitalises on the strength of Bathurst's cultural institutions, including its library, performing arts centre, art gallery and museums, develops new policies for public art as well as cultural festival sand events and proposes that cultural aspirations are central to the mixed-use development of the Town Square precinct and the old TAFE building.
The Vision will be delivered through three strategies: creative places, creative programs and creative people.
The Vision will develop to a high standard Bathurst's diverse range of cultural facilities, build on wealth of the region's rich cultural stories and resource the talented and creative people needed to implement the Vision.
In implementing the Vision it is expected new and future technologies will play a critical role in enhancing the primary live experience. They will deliver the cultural experience as "next" practice, not "best" practice.
The 20 Year Cultural Vision will be reached through a series of milestone achievements which build upon our existing cultural infrastructure and capitalise on the projects and programs that define our current cultural experiences and take them to the "next" level.
A copy of the Bathurst Region: A Cultural Vision 2036 is available below: