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Placemaking grants to create vibrant town centres

Posted on May 18, 2018

Grants are now available for local businesses and community groups looking to undertake placemaking projects in the Morley, Noranda, Bayswater and Maylands town centres. The City's Placemaking Seed Fund supports community-led initiatives that will bring vibrancy to public places. Grants of $1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 are available.

City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the City was keen to support placemaking projects that attract people to Bayswater's town hubs.

"The appointment of Place Managers and the development of Place Activation Plans has been a huge success story for the City. These plans build on the unique identity of each of the four major town centres, helping them to flourish.

"I am confident this funding will enable the community to build on this momentum by submitting their own ideas for placemaking activities.

"That's why we've reduced red tape and made it even easier to access funding this time around. There's no formal application process, simply contact the City's Place Managers and have a chat about your idea.

"Public art, landscaping, heritage walks and creative street furniture are just some of the initiatives the City has already supported, and I'm really excited to see the ideas put forward by our community."

"Our town centres are more than just shops, they are places for people to gather, be entertained and linger a while. Creating vibrant town centres is a priority for this Council," said Mayor Dan Bull.

Projects that align with the priorities in the Place Activation Plan for each town centre will be considered for funding. Proposals are due before 8 June 2018. Read the FAQ to to find out more.

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