Porirua City councillors approved the development of an arts and culture policy last week.
There are no costs involved as yet, apart from officers’ time to develop it.
Focus areas, partnership opportunities, expenditure and reporting are among the key indicators for the policy.
Culture and recreation contributes $ 1.8 million to Porirua’s economy according to a ‘‘third sector profile’’ conducted recently.
More than 40,000 people attend Festival of the Elements and Pataka attracts 160,000 visitors per year.