The City of Sydney is committed to the development of a tolerant, diverse, prosperous and sustainable city which values its rich natural, cultural and urban heritage. Art and culture make a city stimulating and memorable and create a flourishing and outward-looking environment of which its communities can be justly proud.
As the most visible and accessible art form, public art plays a role of unprecedented importance in contributing to the poetic dimension of the city. Thriving art and culture are the great indicators of a city’s pulse and should have a palpable presence throughout the city.
As indicated in Sustainable Sydney 2030 the City’s economic and social wellbeing is closely associated with innovation and creativity, and the richness and diversity of its cultural life. These connections provide the bonds that maintain the City’s identi ty and social cohesion in an era of constant change. The City’s Cultural Policy (2014) reinforces the City’s commitment to creativity in the public domainthrough public art
The Public Art Policy provides a clear, sustainable and forward-looking framework of principles which express the City’s commitment to the vital role of art in the overall strategic planning of the city and the implementation of Sustainable Sydney 2030. The Public Art Policy is complemented by the City Art Public Art Strategy to guide the way in which this commitment will take place.