Sunday, May 2, 2010

Magnetic Places wins Local Government Cultural Award!!!!

Penrith City Council's Magnetic Places won a Local Government Cultural Award in the Integrated Cultural Policy Implementation category on Thursday 29th April 2010.

The 2010 Local Government Cultural Awards were hosted by the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW at Parliament House, Sydney. These prestigious awards recognise the outstanding work undertaken in the areas of cultural policy, planning and programs by NSW councils.

Magnetic Places is a pilot initiative by the Neighbourhood Renewal Program and is recognised as a leader in collaborative placemaking.

It has seeded events and programs which have transformed public spaces into magnetic, creative and meaningful places. Projects have brought public spaces to life, increased pride and belonging, supporting communities to tell their stories and shape the place where they live.

Outstanding creative projects in the 2009 Magnetic Places program include:
· One Move One Voice (St Marys)
· Parkour at our Place (Kingswood Park, Kingswood and Werrington)
· Pathway of Friendship (Oxley Park and Erskine Park)
· Inspire Parklawn Place (North St Marys)
· A Town Fiesta (St Marys)
· The Front Steps (St Clair)
· When We Were Kids (Kingswood Park).

Congratulations all the staff, the artists and communities who contributed to Magnetic Places for achieving this outstanding result!!!!!

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