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Governments are recognising the value of culture and cultural diversity, not just in cities but in regional and rural communities across Australia. Impacting wellbeing and local economies, its effect is transformative.
Australian cultural industries now contribute over $50 billion a year in economic activity with cultural tourism an important part of this contribution. Culture is what differentiates cities and communities, contributing to place-making and self-development through engagement with arts and culture; ultimately benefiting communities and developers in both city and country areas.
Culture underwrites the appeal of any community. What are the costs and the benefits of investment in cultural infrastructure?