- Last updated:
- 05 Apr 2016
Council adopted the Community Events and Celebrations Strategy in October 2010 at an Ordinary Meeting.
View the strategy:
The strategy outlines council’s role in community events. It is a way for council to assist the Coast in becoming a more event-friendly region.
The strategy is guided by the Events Policy.
The policy guides:
- the role council plays in the support, partnership and delivery of events
- any future strategies council develops regarding major events.
This strategy (and Events Policy) will be reviewed in late 2014 – early 2015 and the community will be invited to provide feedback.
In 2010, council ran a community engagement process that included:
- consultation of over 640 people of which the results were also used to shape the Creative Communities Plan
- a major youth engagement project, Speak Up Engage, which included 2,500 surveys of youths on the Coast
- a series of meetings related to community events that occur during the festive season.
The strategy addresses findings from the engagement process to help recognise:
- benefits identified by the community
- issues raised by the community
- council’s goals in dealing with those issues.
Council wanted the heritage and character of the region's communities to be celebrated and protected by:
- preserving the cultural heritage and history of the region
- acknowledging the traditional owners of this land
- encouraging responsible event management to protect the natural environment
- respecting the local amenity of public open spaces
- providing access to a variety of cultural venues
- providing access to a large number of sport and recreation facilities
- offering market and street performance sites for the community.
The diverse range of public events helps make the Coast an exciting and fun place to live and visit.