Public Art Policy

Submissions closed on 23 November 2020, 5:00PM

Image of a Mural

Image: Kyle O’Neill and James Martin ‘Silky Street Art’

The Public Art Policy provides a transparent and planned approach to resourcing, commissioning, managing, and maintaining public art on Council owned or managed land. 

It supports the development and commissioning of a diverse range of public art in public spaces that contribute to the social, cultural, environmental and economic value of the area.

We recently reviewed the Policy and have identified minimal changes, primarily references to current policies, plans and legislation.

Submissions are NOT kept confidential. Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with Privacy Laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.

The Public Art Policy helps to achieve the following objectives and strategic directions of Cessnock 2027 Community Strategic Plan:

Objective 1.4 – Fostering an articulate and creative community

Strategic directions:

  • We have thriving cultural precincts throughout the local government area that celebrate our heritage and culture.
  • We have a diverse program of cultural and heritage activities

Objective 5.3 – Making Council more responsive to the community

Strategic direction:

  • Our Council’s processes are efficient and transparent