Grow and shape our Creative Economy Strategy

28 November 2016

AlburyCity is calling on local residents who either work or play in a creative field to be part of a new research project.

We want to hear from individuals, groups and businesses involved in everything from visual and performing arts to digital design, advertising and the built environment to provide valuable insight into the impact of creative industries on the local economy.

The study will look at improving the sustainability of existing creative businesses over the longer term as well as promote Albury nationally as a regional creative centre of excellence.

AlburyCity Mayor, Kevin Mack says Albury has a long standing, active and vibrant creative sector, which in its own right makes a significant contribution to the local and regional economy.

“What we want to understand is the extent of the industry’s economic impact, the untapped opportunities we can explore and the ways in which the creative sector can collaborate with supporting industries.”

“Aligning the needs and aspirations of the community with future plans for the creative sector will be a key consideration in the development of our Creative Economy Strategy,” Cr Mack said.

The strategy, to be developed by consultants Positive Solutions, will investigate the opportunity for future capital investment and job creation, as well as assessing Albury’s position in the national marketplace.

“The outstanding cultural assets already present in the city are a sign of Albury’s strength as a cultural hub for the region,” Cr Mack said.

“Realising the full and effective use of the available creative spaces, both here and in the surrounding regions, will help to drive creative and cultural growth”.

Residents have until Thursday 8 December to complete the survey.

Complete the Creative Economy Survey.