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  • 1. A Brief DC@M Background Home of our Art Gallery, Library, IT Centre and Social History Dogwood Crossing @ Miles p: 07 4628 5566 Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm Cnr Warrego & Leichhardt Highways f: 07 4627 1844 Sat & Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm PO Box 144 e: Public Holidays: 10:00am - 4:00pm MILES QLD 4415 w: Christmas Day: Closed
  • 2. About the exhibition • The Idea ………..
  • 3. Cultural Connections The Queensland Local Government Reform has been a contentious issue this year. On 27 July 2007, an Independent Local Government Reform Commission provided its recommendations to the Queensland Government on the name, class, boundary and electoral arrangements for the new local government areas in Queensland. The Queensland Government accepted the independent Commission’s boundary recommendations, which reduced the number of councils in Queensland from 157 to 73. These changes are now law and take affect for the next local government elections on 15 March 2008. The Murilla Shire will amalgamate with Tara, Chinchilla and Wambo Shires, Dalby Town and Division 2 of Taroom Shire (Wandoan area). So what does this mean for cultural development in our region? Can we protect local character and build a shared identity? Studies have found that ‘cultural activities bring communities together, help residents build meaningful relationships and develop talent, inject funds into the economy and importantly, give communities an identity’. This exhibition includes Shire profiles and showcases Council collections and cultural organisations from six areas which will soon be governed by one regional Council. Visualising a movement toward the future and a new regional partnership this exhibition aims to present opportunities that could arise from our cultural connections and help visitors learn about the identity of the Shires we will be joining.
  • 4. About the exhibition • How we engaged other organisations ……….
  • 5. About the exhibition • How we pulled it all together…….
  • 6. About the exhibition • What we achieved……..
  • 7. About the exhibition • What we would change…………