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Do you play sport, surf, pray, meditate, attend community events at a local hall, visit art galleries or museums, or work in the arts, crafts or music?

You are probably participating in some form of cultural activity whether you realise it or not.

Ballina Shire Council is preparing a cultural plan to assist in fostering future cultural activity for the whole community.

A community survey, Does Culture Matter?, will assist in identifying cultural activities the community currently values and participates in.

The survey will also help the council understand what cultural activities could be strengthened or improved in the shire.

An issues paper has also been prepared to provide a better understanding of what a cultural plan is and why Council is preparing one.

The survey and issues paper is available on Ballina Council’s website, ballina.nsw.gov.au, the shire libraries, Council Chambers, the Northern Rivers Community Gallery and the community centres in Lennox Head and Ballina.

The survey will also be available at various galleries and cafes and distributed to community groups and organisations throughout the shire.

The survey closes 31 August and respondents are eligible to win a $50 ABC bookshop voucher.


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