The Northern Grampians Shire Council moved community engagement feedback would be considered in developing a new arts and culture policy for 2020-24.
Councillors meet for the last time before elections on Monday and ticked off the first item on the agenda.
From July to August 2020, Council released a draft Arts and Culture Strategy 2020-24 and asked for feedback. 39 responses were received.
Some of the responses included; a lack of council support for the arts, including WAMA; Concern that council has no staff resources or budget dedicated to implement the new policy and strategy; A request for council assistance to get funding for projects, internal and external funding; There has been no action from the 2016 report, dismay that nothing came of the engagement; Community would like to be involved in formulating an action plan for Policy and Strategy 2020 - reference group and past projects that haven't been well managed.
Cr Kevin Erwin said extensive consultation had taken place regarding the policy.
"I think we will have a good document to go forward with," he said.
"Arts and culture is an important part of the community and I can definitely see the value having a policy and a strategy around this.
"We'll see what comes in the future and what opportunities arise."
Cr Erwin said the document will be would be "moving" and would develop over time.
"People have been in lock down for awhile, they will want to get out and explore the area," he said.
"Art is something that will bring people to the area."
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Cr Karen Hyslop seconded the motion.
"Cr Erwin and I attended the arts and culture policy forum online on Wednesday 16," she said.
"It was a positive forum and there was a lot of passionate people about the arts attended.
"I think the arts has a big role within our community. It's something people appreciate."
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