Have your Say on Museums Master Plan for Darwin and Palmerston

Public consultation begins today for the 10-Year Museums Master Plan for Darwin and Palmerston.

The Museums Master Plan is part of the Territory Labor Government’s cultural investment program said Acting Minister for Tourism and Culture, Eva Lawler.

Public consultation begins today for the 10-Year Museums Master Plan for Darwin and Palmerston.

The Museums Master Plan is part of the Territory Labor Government’s cultural investment program said Acting Minister for Tourism and Culture, Eva Lawler.

“I encourage Territorians to have their say on what they would like to see in the future for our Darwin and Palmerston based museums, libraries, art galleries and keeping places,” Ms Lawler said.

“These are important community places that are integral to our economic and community life, to support and educate our younger generations and to share stories with locals and visitors alike. This will complement and support our $100 million investment towards transforming Darwin into a tourist and cultural destination”.

From today, people can visit the Have Your Say website: www.haveyoursay.nt.gov.au/museumsmasterplan to share their thoughts and aspirations on where they feel government should prioritise future investment in arts and cultural facilities in Darwin and Palmerston.

Delivered by local firm Hames Sharley, three consultation opportunities are also offered for people to meet one-on-one to share their thoughts.

CASUARINA SQUARE

Thursday, 28th September 2017

3:30pm to 5:30pm

PALMERSTON RECREATION CENTRE

Community Room, Friday, 29th September 2017

4:00pm to 8:00pm

LIVE DARWIN HUB, DARWIN CITY MALL

Opposite Cafe 21, Saturday, 30th September 2017

9:00am to 1:00pm

The aims of the Master Plan consultation include:

  • Supporting efforts to revitalise the Darwin and Palmerston CBD’s and contribute to lifting the Northern Territory’s tourism product;
  • Reviewing the existing cultural facilities and activities in Darwin and Palmerston to assess future needs; and
  • Providing a framework and direction for the development of cultural infrastructure in Darwin and Palmerston, including museums, galleries, libraries, art centres and keeping places.

The consultation program is open to the public from 19 September until 6 October 2017.

“The Master Plan will contribute to the growth and professionalism of the creative industries sector and also create jobs for local artists and arts workers in museum, art gallery and art centre sectors,” Ms Lawler said.

“It will complement upcoming consultation on the new museum of the Northern Territory at Myilly Point”.