Help shape Waverley’s cultural vision

14 May 2020

Waverley Council’s draft Cultural Plan is now open for public exhibition. The Cultural Plan is our vision for activation, participation and innovation for arts and culture in Waverley.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos said the plan will guide the Council’s long-term future planning for cultural infrastructure, events, programs and partnerships.

“This exciting draft plan also provides a roadmap for us all – the Council, the community, and identified partners – to work together towards an exciting and engaging arts and cultural life in Waverley,” Mayor Masselos said.

“Waverley Council is a strong supporter of the arts and values the cultural significance Waverley plays in the future of the arts in Australia.

“In developing this draft plan, we also considered feedback already received as part of other Council projects, such as the Waverley Community Strategic Plan and the Bondi Pavilion Restoration and Conservation project, as we value the significance of these guiding projects.”

The draft Cultural Plan is culmination result of the ideas and feedback we’ve received as part of the previous consultation period in 2019.

This consultation included an online survey (185 responses), focus groups with the community and key stakeholders (35 participants), community intercept conversations (75 participants), and long-form submissions from community members, groups, organisations and businesses (six submissions).

“Our draft plan encompasses a range of arts and cultural actions that the community (both generally and industry-specific) have told us they want to see in Waverley.

“I urge everyone to provide their feedback about our draft plan and to help shape Waverley’s cultural vision for the future.

“We will review the feedback received during this consultation and finalise the Cultural Plan informed by your feedback. The draft plan will then go back to Council for consideration.

“We will then start implementing the actions outlined – gathering information, forming project plans and working with relevant groups in the community to address each action.”

Consultation on the draft Cultural Plan runs until 25 June 2020. To provide feedback, visit If you, or someone you know, is not able to provide feedback online, please contact us at or call 9083 8000 and we will organise a hard copy to be made available to you.