Draft Performance and Community Venues Plan endorsed for community feedback
  • Thursday 12 December 2013

The draft Sunshine Coast Performance and Community Venues Plan 2013-2028 was today endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council for public exhibition and community feedback in the New Year.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the Plan will shape the future of six of Sunshine Coast Council’s key performance and community venues over the next 15 years.

“These venues include The Events Centre Caloundra, Nambour Civic Centre, Lake Kawana Community Centre, Coolum Civic Centre, Lake Kawana Community Centre and Beerwah and District Community Hall,” Cr McKay said.

“These venues are highly valued and appreciated by the Sunshine Coast community. In fact, more than 315,000 people visited one of these venues in the past year to participate in the diverse range of cultural, community and leisure activities and events they offer.

“Planning for these venues is important as they support arts and cultural development for the region, as well as supporting strong and connected communities.

“The draft Plan aims to transform council’s existing network of performance and community venues into one which is able to keep pace with industry standards, and is able to meet the creative and cultural needs of the region.

“It is important to note the draft Plan has taken into consideration a number of factors including the wider network of performance and community venues located throughout the region.

“In planning for council’s six key venues, the draft Plan identifies a number of factors that will impact on future operations including the age of existing infrastructure, levels of usage and population growth.

“The draft Plan also looks at how to address key challenges and industry trends moving forward, and seeks to provide a quality portfolio of venues which are able to accommodate the needs of the region.

“These venues play a vital role within our region and the community will have an opportunity to provide input on the draft Plan when it will go on public display from 20 January to 14 February 2014.”

Visit council’s website in the New Year to view the Sunshine Coast Performance and Community Venues Plan 2013-2028 and have your say.