Council has a biannual budget of $100,000 in our Capital Works Program for the commissioning of new site-specific public art throughout Waverley. The sites and order of these commissions are outlined in the Public Art Masterplan, adopted in 2015.
The Public Art Policy forms the framework for delivering this Public Art Masterplan, as well as other Council-led public art documents. This policy was first adopted in 2014 and has now been reviewed and updated by staff and the Public Art Committee in keeping with Council's policy review processes.
This review included:
- benchmarking against current industry standards by staff in the Visual Arts Team in consultation with the National Association of the Visual Arts
- ensuring the policy reflects language and definitions consistent with the new triggers for public art in private development implemented in the DCP.
How we engaged the community:
Consultation on the Public Art Policy was open from Friday 15 January to 11.59pm, Sunday 14 February 2021. Feedback was provided in the following ways:
- An online survey
- Email and mailed submissions
- Through attending our webinar on 4 February 2021.