Update April 2021: This plan has been renamed to Arts and Culture Plan and was reviewed and adopted by Council on 20 April 2021. The consultation summary report, Council report and final plan are available in the document library


What is the Cultural Plan?

The Cultural Plan is the vision for activation, participation and innovation for arts and culture in Waverley.

It guides Council’s long-term future planning for cultural infrastructure, events, programs and partnerships. The Plan also provides a roadmap for us all – Council, the community, and identified partners – to work together towards an exciting and engaging arts and cultural life in Waverley.

How did we get here?

Last year we consulted with the community from January–May 2019. This included an online survey (185 responses), focus groups with the community and key stakeholders (35 participants), community intercept conversations (75 participants), and long-form submissions from community members, groups, organisations and businesses (6 submissions).

In developing our draft Cultural Plan, Council also considered feedback already received as part of other Council projects, such as the Bondi Pavilion Restoration and Conservation project, and the Waverley Community Strategic Plan.

A brief consultation summary is available in the 'Document Library' under 'Summary of Consultation, as well as pages 17–19 in the draft Cultural Plan.

What is included?

The Plan encompasses a range of arts and cultural actions that the community (both generally and industry-specific) have told us they want to see in Waverley. The draft Cultural Plan is available to view here and in the 'Document Library'. We've also provided a high-level summary of the document.

How to provide feedback

Consultation on the draft Cultural Plan runs until 25 June 2020, and you can provide feedback below.

If you, or someone you know, is not able to provide feedback online, please contact us at artsandculture@waverley.nsw.gov.au or call 9083 8000 and we will organise a hard copy to be made available to you.

What happens next?

Once this engagement period ends, we will review the feedback and finalise the Cultural Plan informed by your feedback. The Plan will then go back to Council for consideration.

We will then start implementing the actions outlined – gathering information, forming project plans and working with relevant groups in the community to address each action.

Feedback on Draft Cultural Plan

The Waverley Cultural Plan has now concluded.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have any questions on the draft Cultural Plan, ask away. This page will be monitored every morning and we will respond as quickly as possible.

The Q&A platform is moderated and any questions/comments deemed inappropriate will not be included.