Draft Arts and Culture Trail Plan for Goldfields-Esperance region released

Date published: 11/02/2015

A draft Arts and Culture Trail Plan for the Goldfields-Esperance Region has been released for comment. Commissioned by the GEDC, and prepared by Tracker Development, the plan outlines recommendations based on research and consultation feedback for the development of an Arts and Cultural Trail for the region, stretching from the WA/NT border  through the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Northern Goldfields, to Kalgoorlie and Esperance and finishing at Hopetoun.

The concept of an Arts and Cultural Trail has been discussed for many years and consultations held  in 2013-2014 through workshops and electronic surveys revealed significant support for the trail.

The draft plan recommends that the trail be a predominantly an online resource, with almost all content managed, accessed, marketed and distributed via a website and online database.

The source of funding for the trail has not been identified in the plan but GEDC Chief Executive Shayne Flanagan said that while it had not led to a commitment for further funding, the draft plan was a positive step forward and gave stakeholders a chance to comment on the next stage of the project.

Comments on the Draft Arts and Culture Trail Plan should be sent to tim@tracker.net.au or by phone: 0410 038 226