Draft Community and Cultural Facilities Plan 2021-31

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The Coffs Harbour LGA has a diverse range of community and cultural facilities, from libraries, art galleries and community centres, to rural halls, museums and an indoor theatre venue.

Community and cultural facilities are buildings and spaces for groups to interact, promoting social cohesion, community connections, participation and a sense of belonging. They are essential to the health and wellbeing of communities with suitable spaces needed to deliver services, programs, resources, events and activities to meet social, cultural and recreational needs.

The vision and purpose of the Draft Community and Cultural Facilities Plan 2021-31 is to guide Council’s role in the provision and facilitation of a network of diverse community and cultural facilities, which seek to encourage accessible, multi-purpose and co-located community uses. This aims to support the health, wellbeing and connectedness of the community into the future.

Priority Infrastructure Projects

The Draft Plan outlines the priority projects that respond to community need and population growth and identifies opportunities to help develop a range of other spaces for community, cultural and creative uses. The key priority projects over the next 10 years include:

  • Jetty Memorial Theatre expansion (multi-purpose and rehearsal space);
  • Cultural Collections facility (as part of an integrated corporate storage facility);
  • Moonee Community Hub;
  • Regional Performing Arts Centre/Theatre;
  • Ayrshire Park community meeting space; and
  • Branch Library network expansion.

Other projects proposed for each Catchment Area are summarised in the FAQ section.

This work has involved the following projects running simultaneously:

  • A review and audit of Council's community and cultural facilities and venues
  • Issues and Options Analysis for Performing Arts Spaces – Indoor and Outdoor
  • City Hill Scoping Project Site Analysis.

This project and the associated studies have been identified in Creative Coffs - Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022 and through resolution of Council.

The feedback period is now closed. This page will be updated in early 2021 when Council considers a report detailing submissions and the Final Plan.

The Coffs Harbour LGA has a diverse range of community and cultural facilities, from libraries, art galleries and community centres, to rural halls, museums and an indoor theatre venue.

Community and cultural facilities are buildings and spaces for groups to interact, promoting social cohesion, community connections, participation and a sense of belonging. They are essential to the health and wellbeing of communities with suitable spaces needed to deliver services, programs, resources, events and activities to meet social, cultural and recreational needs.

The vision and purpose of the Draft Community and Cultural Facilities Plan 2021-31 is to guide Council’s role in the provision and facilitation of a network of diverse community and cultural facilities, which seek to encourage accessible, multi-purpose and co-located community uses. This aims to support the health, wellbeing and connectedness of the community into the future.

Priority Infrastructure Projects

The Draft Plan outlines the priority projects that respond to community need and population growth and identifies opportunities to help develop a range of other spaces for community, cultural and creative uses. The key priority projects over the next 10 years include:

  • Jetty Memorial Theatre expansion (multi-purpose and rehearsal space);
  • Cultural Collections facility (as part of an integrated corporate storage facility);
  • Moonee Community Hub;
  • Regional Performing Arts Centre/Theatre;
  • Ayrshire Park community meeting space; and
  • Branch Library network expansion.

Other projects proposed for each Catchment Area are summarised in the FAQ section.

This work has involved the following projects running simultaneously:

  • A review and audit of Council's community and cultural facilities and venues
  • Issues and Options Analysis for Performing Arts Spaces – Indoor and Outdoor
  • City Hill Scoping Project Site Analysis.

This project and the associated studies have been identified in Creative Coffs - Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022 and through resolution of Council.

The feedback period is now closed. This page will be updated in early 2021 when Council considers a report detailing submissions and the Final Plan.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Community facilities are places where members of a community gather for recreational, educational, artistic, social or cultural activities. They include community halls, meeting rooms or centres, libraries, galleries, museums, function spaces and theatres.

    We would like your input to shape recommendations for existing and future community facilities across the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA).  

    Please note that the survey covers community facilities that are managed or supported by Council either through a s355 Management Committee, a lease and/or a subsidy. It does not include facilities included in the Cultural & Civic Space project (Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Regional Gallery & Museum).

    The Community Facilities project overview can be found here.

    We appreciate your input.

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