Have say on making area nation’s public art capital

A PLAN to see Canterbury-Bankstown become a lot more creative could include establishing a key signature event and making it ‘Australia’s public art capital’.

Mayor Khal Asfour has invited residents to have a say about the plan, which he says is an important first step to a holistic and strategic approach in establishing creative spaces and programs.

The Priority Creative Transformations include:

• Becoming Australia’s public art capital, guided by a new Public Art Strategic Plan;

• Establishing creative trails along regional recreation and transport corridors to promote active transport, creativity and Aboriginal heritage in Canterbury-Bankstown;

• Setting up Campsie Culture Block, a creative hub including recreation, work and education spaces for creative industries, as well as new and emerging practices;

• Investigating the feasibility and location of a new gallery and local history display in Bankstown, in collaboration with key external partners;

• Launching a new Signature Event that will be distinctly Canterbury-Bankstown;

• Delivering creative outcomes as part of any urban renewal, master planning process, or planning proposal;

• Preparing a Works Schedule for the funding of public art through developer contributions;

• Lobbying to attract funding for creative endeavours and cultural infrastructure;

• Investigating Aboriginal cultural heritage as part of any urban renewal, master planning processes, or planning proposal; and

• Strategically coordinating creativity and culture within the council, and connecting with external stakeholders on creative projects.

To have a say about the plan, visit before August 23.