Roadmap 2033 is launched

November 16, 2022

The community broadcasting sector is about to embark on a journey as we imagine the future of community broadcasting: Roadmap 2033.

Roadmap 2033 was formally launched by Jo Curtin and Jon Bissett at the CBAA conference in November.

They explained that, together with the sector and Government, we will develop a roadmap that will set a strategic direction for the sector so that we can reach our full potential.

By coming together to articulate and contextualise the sector’s values and beliefs, its priorities and goals, we will develop a unifying narrative about what community broadcasting is and where it is heading. As part of this process, we will explore how to maintain the sector’s relevance and deepen the impact of community broadcasting in the future. We also want to shift the story we tell about ourselves from one of scarcity to one of impact.

This powerful ‘big picture’ conversation will be about values, community, content, technology and business models, and it will strengthen networks and relationships across the sector. We’re aiming to develop greater alignment between the sector’s priorities and our activities, as well as reach consensus on key policy positions, developing goals in key focus areas that we will work towards together.

The process will engage grass-roots broadcasters, sector leaders and the Australian Government to encourage new thinking and bring decision-makers on the journey – setting out a clear, agreed framework to measure our progress over time.

The CBF and CBAA are working closely together to coordinate the development of the roadmap in partnership with the sector and with the support of consultants Think Insight & Advice. The project was launched at the CBAA conference in Cairns in November and we are aiming for the process to be completed by mid-2023.

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