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Community invited to brainstorm future vision for Bedford

The City of Bayswater is hosting a series of co-design workshops in February to help shape the revitalisation of Bedford’s shopping precincts.

Jan 18 2022

The City of Bayswater is hosting a series of co-design workshops in February to encourage local businesses and residents to help shape the revitalisation of Bedford’s shopping precincts.

At the workshops, the community will be invited to create a vision for the future of each precinct and have input into the function and design of their public spaces and shopfronts.

City of Bayswater Mayor Filomena Piffaretti said the co-design process was an important step in helping the City deliver improvements for each of Bedford’s main shopping strips.

“Following engagement in 2019, key priorities were identified for each of the five precincts. Improvements suggested include increased greenery, supporting more beautiful shopfronts, greater mix of commercial uses, and prioritising cleanliness and safety,” she said.

“We held workshops in December where participants worked together to brainstorm specific ideas and recommendations for short-term and long-term improvements to each of the five main shopping precincts in Bedford. As part of the workshops, the City led walking audits of each area with participants.

“The City will build on outcomes of the initial workshops with businesses and the community at the upcoming February workshops. We will discuss in further detail what could be implemented to improve the public spaces and shopfronts to become more inviting, create vibrancy and improve community safety.

“The City will use information gathered at the workshops to develop a strategic plan for each precinct. It will also be used to map out improvements to be considered for 2022 and 2023.

“Workshops will be hosted at the City’s Civic Centre between 22 and 24 February. If you own a business in the precincts, shop in the area or live nearby, I encourage you to come along and bring your brilliant ideas for future Bedford. If you can’t make it along to one of the workshops, you can share your ideas online via the City’s Engage Bayswater website.”

Register for the co-design workshops via bayswaterplace.eventbrite.com or contribute ideas online via engage.bayswater.wa.gov.au.

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