Engaging in Cultural Planning

Di Shaw and Brian Peddie took a broad view of local and regional cultural practices to engage with a diverse range of people, businesses and organisations in over 30 local government authorities in 4 Australian states. They engaged with thousands of people to address their social, cultural, environmental and economic issues to create more sustainable communities.

Using techniques such as search conferences, focus groups, creative projects, workshops, structured interviews, creative visioning and surveys, all sectors of communities were targeted for input into developing shared visions, solutions and specific projects. These community engagement projects stretched from Margaret River in W.A’s Southwest to Innisfail in Far North Queensland, From Carnarvon in W.A’s Gascoyne Region to Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. Their work in this area is outlined in A Cultural Planning Guide for Local Government (Peddie
and Kins 1996).

Clients: Local Government Authorities, Regional Development Authorities, State & Federal Government, regional NGOs.


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