Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback for the draft Art Collection Policy, draft Public Art Policy and the Regional Gallery Feasibility Study.

All feedback received was presented to Council at the Future Nillumbik Committee meeting on 13 August.

At the Future Nillumbik committee meeting on 15 October, Councillors endorsed the Art Collection Policy and Public Art Policy.

The Art Collection Policy 2019-2022 and Curatorial Guidelines outline the management of the Nillumbik Shire Art Collections and the acquisition of artworks.

The Public Art Policy 2019-2022 and Implementation Guidelines recommend a range of opportunities to activate public spaces by supporting artists to create new works for residents and visitors.

Street art and murals, performance art and busking, as well as permanent outdoor sculptures are covered under this Policy.

The policy will see a contribution of 1 per cent of all major publically accessible developments valued in excess of $2 million being allocated to public art – to be funded either by negotiations with developers, or in the case of civic projects, by Council.