Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the draft Sunshine Coast Performance and Community Venues Plan will shape the future of six of Sunshine Coast Council’s key performance and community venues over the next 15 years.
“These include The Events Centre Caloundra, Nambour Civic Centre, Lake Kawana Community Centre, Coolum Civic Centre, Kawana Community Hall and Beerwah and District Community Hall,” Cr MacKay said.
“These popular venues play a vital role within our region and in the past year they hosted more than 4,000 bookings, 200 live performances and approximately 315,000 visits.
“Importantly, they provide a platform for the community to gather and participate in a range of activities and events, while also supporting arts and cultural development for the region.”
Councillor McKay said it is important that the community have their say on the draft Plan, which aspires to provide a quality portfolio of venues which are able to accommodate the needs of the region for the next 15 years.
“The draft Plan aims to transform council’s existing network of performance and community venues into one which is able to keep pace with industry standards, and is able to meet the creative and cultural needs of the region.
“I urge the community to have their say on the draft Plan from 20 January to 14 February 2014 and help shape the future of these six key venues.
“The feedback provided will help to inform the preparation of the final Plan, which will be presented to council seeking adoption in early to mid-2014.”
Visit council’s website to view the Sunshine Coast Performance and Community Venues Plan 2013-2028 to have your say or call council’s customer service desk on 5475 7272 for more information.