Help us create a Cultural Strategy for the Mildura region

Mildura Rural City Council is calling on the community to have its say as we create a Cultural Strategy for our region.

The Strategy aims to serve as an inspirational roadmap. It will identify valued heritage and creative assets and set future priorities and aspirations.

The Strategy also aims to:

  • Articulate a vision for the cultural life of our region
  • Identify key opportunities and areas of focus
  • Define Council’s role and guides its investments

Council has engaged external consultants Material Thinking to develop the 10-year Cultural Strategy, including leading consultation with key stakeholders.

Community can contribute to the Strategy’s development by completing our online survey or attending an upcoming community workshop.

What is a Cultural Strategy

A Cultural Strategy presents guidelines and invigorating ideas to support a strong and inventive community.

Culture is the sum of who we are, our shared beliefs and values. It covers our history, the ways we work, play and socialise.

Culture lives in our languages, music, artmaking, built environment, sports and leisure activities. It is embedded in the ways we grow and share food.

The landscapes and riverways of the Millewa-Mallee are shaped by interconnecting stories. These include custodianship of Country and story-based wisdom of First Nations communities, remarkable histories of invention in agriculture and horticulture, rich and diverse influences of the many ethnic communities who call Sunraysia home.

The river and its intersecting lakes, wetlands, and creeks, the Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray-Sunset national parks, and our wide-open skies sustain and inspire residents and visitors alike.

  • What are the stories, activities, and places where people of Sunraysia come together and feel inspired?
  • How do locals understand their past, relate to the environment, and imagine the future?
  • What are the images, smells, or sounds that most strongly remind you of the place you live and love?

These questions are being posed as we develop our new Cultural Strategy.

Guiding principles

The Cultural Strategy recognises that all people participate and share in a culture that is dynamic and progressive.

Our team is keen to hear from people of all age groups and across the breadth of the region. We want to know what inspires you about the places you live and work? In what ways can life in this region be further enriched?