May 11, 2011

Local Government CULTURAL AWARDS 2011 Announced

The New South Wales Local Government Cultural Awards celebrate council cultural success. Award winners were announced on the evening of 6 May 2011.  Winners included:


DiscoverAbility Radio Playhouse - CD front Cover


DiscoverAbility provided a bunch of writers, some with disabilities, with an intensive introduction to scriptwriting, under the guidance of PP Cranney. Then a professional director and cast workshopped five selected scripts and recorded them as “DiscoverAbility Radio Playhouse” at local radio station 2NBCfm. For International Day for People With a Disability, Hurstville Council presented a Forum,…

Aboriginal Cultural Development

Gail Naden Welcome to Country

Our Women Our Stories

This oral history project targeted 22 women in the Gilgandra community from Aboriginal and multicultural backgrounds and told their stories through local Wiradjuri artist, Gail Naden. The outcome of the project was a photographic and oral history exhibition.

Cultural Infrastructure

External building shot of Henry Parkes Centre.

Henry Parkes Centre

The Henry Parkes Centre, a major cultural tourism precinct incorporating the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and 4 unique collections including The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Parkes Museum and Antique Machinery collection, was completed and opened in 2010. At a cost of $4.6million, the precinct was one of Council's major infrastructure projects for 2010 and demonstrates a…

Cultural Infrastructure

Front facade of the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre

Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre

The Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention project involved the construction of a new 500 tiered seat performing arts theatre adjoined to the existing Dubbo Civic Centre and refurbishment of the Civic Centre. The 1960s Civic Centre comprised a flat floor main hall capable of seating 800 in theatre style, a raised stage, fly tower, dressing rooms and commercial kitchen. Whilst the facility was…

Programs Projects and Partnerships

Author Paul Stafford speaks to students across the state via video conference from the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Scattered Bones

Thousands of school students across NSW have visited the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum (AFMM) in Bathurst from connected classrooms using video conference technology. The Scattered Bones program is a series of dinosaur themed writing workshops delivered to regionally isolated schools across NSW (including School of the Air). It is a fun and interactive combination of palaeontology and…
Division B Highly Commended — Population between 20,000 and 60,000

Programs Projects and Partnerships

Unveiling of the plaques by the Heritage Council NSW and Mayor John Bowell, Kempsey Shire Council 15 October 2010

Barrunbatayi Burial Ground, East Kempsey Cemetery

Loosing loved ones is never easy, even more so when you do not know where they are buried. In 2009, the Dunghutti Aboriginal Community and Council organised for radar scanning of the old burial ground, created a rainbow serpent path, gardens, borders around graves and erected a granite memorial for those resting in unmarked graves. In 2010, the NSW Heritage Council provided a grant to consult with…

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