Consultation has concluded

Consultation for the draft Public Art Strategy has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has provided comment. Council staff will now compile results and present to Council in early 2019.

Art has the power to provoke, inspire and transform. Art can stimulate the local economy, provide opportunities for artists and creative people, and contribute to a shared sense of identity.

The draft Public Art Strategy 2019 - 29 forms a key component of Council's new Arts and Culture Strategy. The purpose of the Public Art Strategy is to guide investment, best practice commissioning practices and artistic development, and support the progress and evolution of public art within Maribyrnong.

The draft Strategy has been produced through detailed research, benchmarking and engagement with our community. Engagement methods included:

  • interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including Councillors, traders’ associations, industry peak bodies, local arts organisations, artists and community organisations
  • a public forum
  • online submissions
  • targeted focus groups with school students and pre-schoolers and
  • consultation with traditional owners and interviews with Indigenous organisations

You can download the draft Strategy in the document library.

Council is keen to receive feedback on the draft Strategy from now until Monday 17 December. This feedback will then be considered and a final report made to Council.