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. In consultation with key stakeholders and community the Gallery is currently developing a draft Creative Action Plan to inform the future priorities of arts and culture in the Ballina Shire.

The draft Creative Action Plan was placed on public exhibition between 19 May and 16 June 2021. Community feedback was invited through an online survey, and an independently facilitated workshop with key stakeholders. All feedback is currently being reviewed for inclusion into the draft document for consideration by Council.

The draft Creative Action Plan document can be viewed below:

Early community consultation survey results from 2018 can be viewed below:




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