The Hon Michelle Rowland MP and CBAA CEO Jon Bisset at Roadmap 2033 Launch

Announcing the Launch of Roadmap 2033

Joshua Cole, 21st October 2023

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) are excited to announce that Roadmap 2033 is ready. 

Roadmap 2033 provides a ten-year plan for the community broadcasting sector, outlining a shared vision of the future where community broadcasting is at the heart of every community. 

The Roadmap has been launched at an event at 2SWR's studios in Blacktown, where the document was formally presented to the Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP.  

This is a landmark moment for our sector worth celebrating. 

Roadmap 2033 lays out four priorities for the sector: 

  • Growing our capability 

  • Celebrating our identity and demonstrating our impact 

  • Amplifying diverse voices 

  • Securing our capacity to meet community needs 

To achieve the vision of Roadmap 2033, everyone in the community broadcasting sector is encouraged to use the Roadmap to inform their organisational strategies. 

CBAA CEO Jon Bisset said that community broadcasting's role is becoming increasingly important as a way of providing vital information to communities and countering disinformation.  

“Our services are supported by 17,800 volunteers and nearly 1000 employees – we have the trust of local audiences and responsibility to serve them well with quality media.”    

CBF CEO Jo Curtin reflected on the care that community broadcasters hold for their communities, and the way the sector came together to develop the Roadmap. 

“It was wonderful to see community broadcasters from diverse communities all over Australia coming together to develop our future plan.” 

Many stations and sector organisations made a significant contribution to the development of the Roadmap through consultations held with stations, staff and volunteers; sharing research and analysis; completing surveys; joining workshops or attending the sector congress.  

The CBAA and CBF thank you for your contributions. We could not and would not have done this work without you. 

Now the hard work begins. 

We look forward to working with all stations, sector organisations and partners to implement the Roadmap and achieve our shared vision. 

CBF and CBAA with the Hon Michelle Rowland MP at Roadmap 2033 Launch

Pictured (left to right) - Community Broadcasting Foundation President Ian Hamm and CEO Jo Curtin, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP, CBAA CEO Jon Bisset and Vice President Peter Rohweder

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Join CBAA CEO Jon Bisset and Community Broadcasting Foundation CEO Jo Curtin as they explore Roadmap 2033, an exciting ten-year vision for the community broadcasting sector.


Roadmap 2033 will build a shared vision for the future of community broadcasting in Australia. This joint initiative of the CBAA and CBF aims to provide a long-term strategy for community broadcasting in Australia.

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It’s been a busy few weeks for sector advocacy. The CBAA has met with over 50 politicians to build support for Roadmap 2033. We made important submissions, in particular advocating for the role of community radio in the providing news services.