What is a Creative Cluster?

The Blue Mountains is the first to establish a Creative Cluster to bolster local collaboration and create a more resilient industry.
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Photo by Ona Janzen, supplied by Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise.

In 2013 a devastating fire took two hundred homes in the Blue Mountains in NSW. Many local businesses were forced to close and people lost their jobs due to the consequential drop in tourism that largely supports the regions economy.

‘Our economy lost $100 million in the 15 weeks after the fires, just from the loss in tourism visitation,’ said Creative Industries Cluster Manager Kelly Blainey.

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Brooke Boland
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Brooke Boland is a freelance writer based on the South Coast of NSW. She has a PhD in literature from the University of NSW. You can find her on Instagram @southcoastwriter.