Volunteers needed to help develop new Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan

frank wilkie noosaResidents with a passion for the arts, culture and heritage are needed to create a new Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan for Noosa Shire.

Deputy Mayor Frank Wilkie said the aim was to help Noosa’s arts, cultural and heritage sectors grow and prosper.

“The arts, in their many forms, and our heritage play a vital role in enhancing our quality of life and defining who we are. We need to nurture them,” Cr Wilkie said.

“This new plan will spell out ways to get more people involved and build the skills of existing heritage, cultural and arts organisations.

“The plan aims to help strengthen our creative arts industries and identify how we can best honour and preserve our heritage,” Cr Wilkie said.

“Experience tells us that the best way to develop a plan like this is to engage with the community. We’re inviting residents to nominate to work alongside people from state government, the education sector and our Council.”

Reference group members will need to attend five or six meetings between December 2016 and September 2017, with the possibility of completing some tasks outside of meeting times.

To be considered, email an outline of your experience and interests in Noosa’s arts, culture and heritage to commdev@noosa.qld.gov.au by COB 14 November 2016.

“The reference group will also look for gaps in services or facilities and consider how stakeholders, including Council, can make it easier for individuals and the community to get involved in local arts, cultural and heritage activities,” Cr Wilkie said.

For more information contact Council on (07) 5329 6451 or email commdev@noosa.qld.gov.au