Conversation Caravan was engaged by Mornington Peninsula Shire to support with the design and part delivery of an engagement program to inform the development of its Arts and Culture Plan 2019 – 2022. When endorsed the Arts and Cultural Plan 2019–2022 will guide investment and delivery of services to support arts and cultural planning and development. Delivery of the Arts and Cultural Plan 2019 – 2022 will support the Shire to create a healthy, happy, inclusive and active community through alignment with the Council Plan 2017-2021.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire is an intricate blend of semi-rural landscapes, coastal towns with seasoned holiday makers and a stable base of young families and retirees living in the area. Each segment has different needs and aspirations when it comes to arts and culture, the disparity of ages and wealth alone across the Shire means prioritisation placed on arts and culture is also varied.
Conversation Caravan designed a place-based approach to consult with people out in the community as they are going about their daily activities, or meeting within their existing groups. This approach was supported by an online survey and direct submissions to the Shire. Close to 1,000 people participated in the consultation from October 2018 until March 2019.