Shire Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan set for consultation

Published on 11 May 2023


Broome Shire Council has endorsed the Shire's Draft Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan, paving the way for it to go to public consultation.

The Shire has developed the Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan in recognition of the importance of arts, culture and heritage to the region.

The Strategy determines the arts and culture sector’s needs and long-term ambitions, and how it can be supported and enhanced by Shire investment and action so it can thrive and reach its full potential.

The Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan was devised with stakeholders as part of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Community Reference Group (ACHCRG) which included Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Magabala Books, Marrugeku, Kimberley Arts Network, Theatre Kimberley, Magabala Books, Shinju Matsuri, Goolarri Media, Nagula Jarndu, and the Broome Historical Society.

Further consultation was carried out at Communities such as Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin, Ardyaloon and Bidyadanga.

Broader community consultation and comment period will soon commence, which will include public information sessions including a pop-stall at Broome Boulevard on May 22 – further information will be available in the Shire News and online on the Shire website and Facebook pages.

Broome Shire President Desiree Male said Broome punches above its weight for community organisations and individuals who create and inspire art and demonstrate that there is more to our beautiful part of the world than its natural beauty.

“Our arts and cultural services make a considerable contribution to the development and well-being of the Shire of Broome community by bringing us together and tackling social exclusion, encouraging active and healthy lifestyles, engendering a sense of civic pride, and boosting the local economy.

“I encourage all Shire of Broome residents to celebrate and value arts and cultural activities across the shire and to join with Council in fulfilling our Arts and Culture

To view the Draft Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan, download the attached PDF. 

To make a submission, email


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