The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) has launched its Roadmap 2033 at an event at SWR’s new studios in Blacktown, Sydney, where it was formally presented to Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland.
Roadmap 2033 is a ten-year plan for community broadcasters to achieve greater impact in every Australian community. It was launched after 12 months of research and collaboration within Australia’s community broadcasting sector.
The Roadmap outlines a shared vision for the future where: “Community broadcasting is at the heart of every community – where informed, connected communities are strengthened by trusted, creative, independent media.”
Community stations will be furnished with a printed copy of Roadmap 2033, together with a poster of the strategic priorities and postcards to share with volunteers.
In a foreward to the Roadmap, Minister Rowland said, “Almost five million listeners tune in to over 500 AM, FM, DAB+ community-owned and operated radio stations around the country every week – including 1.4 million from non-English speaking backgrounds, listening to programs broadcast in more than 100 languages. Community media, including First Nations broadcasters and community television, embody diversity and localism and unite us. The Government congratulates community broadcasters for delivering a forward vision for the next decade.”
Download Roadmap 2033 via https://cbf.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/FINAL-Roadmap-2033-digital-viewing.pdf