Café goers will soon have a new spot to sit and relax in the Bayswater Town Centre with the City’s first on-street parklet opening this week. Located in a parking bay outside the popular .tbsp café, the parklet will be the first of its kind since the City adopted its new Parklet Guidelines. The project is jointly funded by .tbsp and the City through its Placemaking Seed Funding.
A parklet is a structure that turns an on-street parking bay into a public space to be enjoyed by the community. Parklets usually include seating and greenery and are open to the public as a shared space.
Mayor Dan Bull said the parklet would provide a space for people to sit, relax and enjoy Bayswater.
"After Baysie Rollers launched their successful mobile parklet earlier this year, we're excited to see the first on-street parklet installed in the Bayswater Town Centre.
"The community told us that parklets were something they wanted see as a way to activate the street, so I'm thrilled that we have been able to work with local businesses to make this happen.
"I would like to thank the team at .tbsp for working with the City on this exciting project that will help activate King William Street and encourage people to stay longer.
"Planter boxes built by Bayswater Men's Shed are also being installed and will be filled with waterwise native plants, giving the street a lift before the busy holiday season."