Arts and Cultural Plan Development

Consultation has concluded

Singer and guitarist on stage at Bassendean event.

In 2018 you told us how important arts and culture is for connecting the community. You gave us feedback in public forums and through an online survey.

The information has been used to identify key issues, and actions that will guide arts and culture's role in achieving the community's ambitions.

We are now ready for you to see the draft Arts and Cultural Plan and to give us your feedback on its ideas and directions. You will find a power-point in the document library which outlines all the information that was key from the consultation, and a draft plan outlining the strategies we are proposing to undertake over the next five years.

The survey will take around ten minutes of your time, and there are some mandatory questions and some that are for you to choose to answer if they are of interest to you.

Thank you for your time in filling out these questions, and please share this survey with anyone else you know in the area who will have something great to contribute. The public comment period ends on 8 February 2019.


In 2018 you told us how important arts and culture is for connecting the community. You gave us feedback in public forums and through an online survey.

The information has been used to identify key issues, and actions that will guide arts and culture's role in achieving the community's ambitions.

We are now ready for you to see the draft Arts and Cultural Plan and to give us your feedback on its ideas and directions. You will find a power-point in the document library which outlines all the information that was key from the consultation, and a draft plan outlining the strategies we are proposing to undertake over the next five years.

The survey will take around ten minutes of your time, and there are some mandatory questions and some that are for you to choose to answer if they are of interest to you.

Thank you for your time in filling out these questions, and please share this survey with anyone else you know in the area who will have something great to contribute. The public comment period ends on 8 February 2019.


  • Draft Arts and Cultural Plan for Bassendean Public Comment

    During 2018, we held community forums and conducted a survey to find out what was important for you in arts and culture for Bassendean. What did you tell us?

    Bassendean is a creative community! Bassendean values and celebrates its history, its environment and its community!

    Bassendean’s unique culture comes from:

    ·  Its history as a significant Aboriginal gathering place;

    ·  Its position on the Swan River, the preserved natural environment, its green spaces, trees;

    ·  Its history as one of the first colonial settlements;

    During 2018, we held community forums and conducted a survey to find out what was important for you in arts and culture for Bassendean. What did you tell us?

    Bassendean is a creative community! Bassendean values and celebrates its history, its environment and its community!

    Bassendean’s unique culture comes from:

    ·  Its history as a significant Aboriginal gathering place;

    ·  Its position on the Swan River, the preserved natural environment, its green spaces, trees;

    ·  Its history as one of the first colonial settlements;

    ·  Its importance in transport: river, rail, road and this connection to industry in the region;

    ·  Its wealth of creativity in its community;

    ·  Its awesome events that connect the community and make it a welcoming place.

    Bassendean values arts and culture because:

    1.  Arts is good for health and well-being;

    2.  All types of artistic and creative activities are really important;

    3.  We regularly draw, paint, make craft, design things, build stuff, perform, sing, play;

    4.  It is important for our children to learn art, dancing, music, and other creative things.


    Consultation has concluded