Arts and culture are essential elements to life and the development of these plays a positive role in the community. It is widely acknowledged that arts and culture increase a community’s connections, health and wellbeing, social cohesion, skills development and resilience. These outcomes naturally extend to develop tourism within the local area and benefit the community at large.

Strathbogie Shire Council recognises this, and has appointed the Tourism, Arts and Culture Advisory Group to consult with our community. The intention of this group is to seek specialist advice to enable the development and implementation of a Tourism, Arts and Culture Strategy Plan.

We want to hear your ideas – what do you see as important for council to focus on for your local area, and most importantly “What are you passionate about?"

* 1. In which part of Strathbogie Shire do you live?

* 2. Please indicate your age range:

* 3. I identify my gender as:

* 4. How long have you been a resident within the Shire?