Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018

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CBAA Strategic PlanPublished in 2014:

Community broadcasting contributes to, and is a reflection of, an Australia that is an open society, a strong democracy and a vibrant culture.

This is the sector’s vision for community broadcasting, developed in collaboration with representatives from the Australian Community Television Association (ACTA), the Australian Indigenous Communications Association (AICA), Christian Media Australia (CMA), the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC), Radio for the Print Handicapped (RPHA) and the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF). 

This vision is informed by our collective focus, and by our aspiration for community broadcasting to be recognised as a key pillar in Australian broadcasting and a valued contributor to Australian society.

As this strategic plan demonstrates, over the coming years the CBAA will take a leading role in achieving this vision by doing what we do best: we champion community broadcasting by building stations’ capability and creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive.

The sector will go from strength to strength as we continue to nurture a supportive political environment, carry out extensive research to inform and positively influence public policy, expand our networks and raise awareness of community broadcasting and, importantly, recognise and celebrate the hard work and incredible contributions of the people who power our movement. 

Along the way, as always, we will be there to provide stations with guidance and support on programming, content development and infrastructure. We will help stations and their communities find, learn from and support each other, and always remain a go-to source for information, knowledge and advice.

We are committed to ensuring our governance is strong, and in all our activities will maintain solid systems, policies and processes that promote financial sustainability and accountability. We will establish and grow new income streams to diversify our financial resources and foster a positive, high-performing and engaging working environment, and ensure our technology is highly conducive to productivity, collaboration and efficiency.

This strategic plan exists to serve the 5 million people that listen to community radio across Australia each week, the 22,000 people that give their time to their local station as volunteers and the dedicated staff that push more than 400 stations to serve their communities even better. PDF icon Download and read the full Strategic Plan here.pdf

We look forward to working with you to achieve our vision.

Adrian Basso, Former CBAA President (2011 - 2015)
Jon Bisset, Chief Executive Officer (2013 - current)