NRCG’s visitation and participation is set to continue to grow, boosted by the acquisition and co-location of Ignite Studios, local population and tourism growth, and the opening of the Ballina Coast High School and performance centre across the road. Ballina township is identified in the NSW Governments Far North Coast Regional Strategy as a developing major regional centre with forecast major population growth and demographic changes.
The Gallery's Creative Action Plan was placed on public exhibition between 19 May and 16 June 2021 and adopted at Council's Ordinary Council meeting on 26 August 2021. Community feedback received from an online feedback form and stakeholder workshop provided an extensive and highly ambitious vision for the future direction of the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) across four strategic directions.
The key themes that emerged through the consultation process align with the four strategic directions identified in the plan. A review of the plan will take place every five years to ensure alignment with emerging priorities as they evolve.
The Creative Action Plan document can be viewed below: