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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Wales Millennium Centre
A home for the arts
The Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) opened in November 2004. It has an ongoing programme of opera, ballet, contemporary dance, drama, cinema, and art exhibitions.
It is home to the following arts organisations:
- Liteature Wales (external link)*
- National Dance Company Wales (external link)*
- Hijinx Theatre (external link)*
- Touch Trust (external link)
- Ty Cerdd (external link)*
- Urdd Gobaith Cymru (external link)
- Welsh National Opera (external link)*
- BBC National Orchestra of Wales (external link)
The Welsh Assembly Government provides five of the seven resident organisations (marked with a *) with a total of £800,000 per year. This offsets the additional costs they incur by being based in the WMC.
Building a landmark
The Welsh Assembly Government provided a £37m contribution to build the WMC. The final cost of building was £106.2m.
Between its opening in November 2004 and April 2008, the Welsh Assembly Government provided the WMC annually with £1.2m. This comprised £750,000 in revenue support and £450,000 as a contribution to a sinking fund for the maintenance of the building.
In April 2011 responsibility for funding WMC was transferred from the Welsh Government to Arts Council Wales. WMC receives capital funding of £300k per year and revenue funding of £3.7m per year. This comes from the annual grant made by the Welsh Government to Arts Council Wales.
Since the Wales Millennium Centre opened:
• more than 5.5 million people have visited the centre;
• over 1.3 million people attended more than 1500 performances held in the Donald Gordon Theatre and the Weston Studio;
• over 200,000 people have attended 55 productions by the Welsh National Opera;
• over 48,000 people have taken guided tours of the building;
• over 35,000 school children have stayed overnight;
• there have been over 1,700 free performances in the foyer; and
• more than 1,600 business functions and conferences have been held with over 93,000 delegates.
To find out more about the Wales Millennium Centre, please visit its website.