Community call out for North Perth Common Events

Published: Monday, 19 August 2019 at 3:31:00 PM

Following the success of the North Perth Common Opening Event on 15 June and the Native Plant Sale last Saturday, we are calling for Expressions of Interest for local events and activities to make the most of our newest public open space.

“North Perth Common is an iconic meeting place in the heart of the North Perth town centre. It is flexible, fun and able to be regularly closed to cars for a range of community events. The Common has places to sit, access to power, bollards to easily close the road to traffic and the iconic circular rings add lighting and dramatic ambience for night time events,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“During public consultation on the location and design elements of the Common, our community told us they wanted the Common to be designed as a place for people to meet and come together in a variety of ways and we want to deliver on that,” she said.

The City is waiving North Perth Common hire fees and also offering in-kind support to successful applicants. Local businesses and community groups are encouraged to think about what activities could be held at the Common and put their ideas forward. Events and activities of all kinds and sizes will be considered.

“We are already working alongside local town team, North Perth Local, to curate a calendar of events. So far, we have 34 events lined up over the coming year. But we want to add to this and offer the exciting opportunity to the broader community and local businesses to create events in our newest space.”

“We’re welcoming all ideas to celebrate and activate North Perth Common. Some of the suggestions put forward during consultation include yoga classes, markets, mobile art galleries, live music, pop up library, film screenings and activities for children.”

“Active and welcoming public spaces attract more people to our high streets and local businesses and bring vibrancy to our town centres. A mix of events in the North Perth town centre will amplify the local economy, connect the community and raise the profile of this unique place to the broader public,” said Mayor Cole.

“We are also extending the offer of free community events to local town teams Leederville Connect and Beaufort Street Network who can use Leederville Village Square and Mary Street Piazza for free.  The City of Vincent can also provide additional support through in-kind services and our various grants to ensure our community and local businesses make the most of these great public spaces,” she said.

Expressions of Interest are open now via www.vincent.wa.gov.au/townsquares or by calling 9273 6000.

More Information

North Perth Common | Expression of Interest

Lights on for North Perth Common | Vincent News

North Perth Local

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