Council supports Toolo
Blue Mountains City Council has supported not-for-profit tool library, Toolo, in their next venture.
Council is providing the group, which promotes a repair culture, with one-year free rental space at Katoomba Community Hall to create a digital ecology lab. Council supported Toolo’s grant application to Create NSW’s Western Sydney Making Space Program, which encourages development of creative hubs throughout Western Sydney.
The approved grant will allow selected industry professionals to provide workshops, demonstrations and training programs for interested artists, to extend their practise in the digital space.
Blue Mountains Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said: “We are excited about this opportunity to promote collaborative activity in our Town Centre.
“The development of a digital hub is consistent with our desired economic outcome for sustainable business ventures, as well as for the Katoomba Community Hall site.”
Toolo volunteer and founder, Justin Morrissey, said: “The Digital Ecology Lab brings together 30 creative practitioners from cross-disciplines, in a connected learning environment, facilitated by experienced new media facilitators.
“The creative industries sector in the Blue Mountains is really struggling to find accessible and affordable spaces to work collaboratively. This opportunity would not be possible without Blue Mountains City Council.”
Toolo will receive free rental of Katoomba Community Hall until 30 June, 2020.
Photo (from left) Toolo Board members: Justin Morrissey (Founder), Mark Geerligs, Kathleen Macdonald (Toolo Library co-ordinator) Cr Kerry Brown and David Brazil.