What is the Pop Up Place idea?
Read about the idea and where it came from.
Update 23 August 2023
The community survey on the idea of a POP UP community place on Forrest Street (Hudsons Rd end) closed at 12pm, Sunday 20 August.
Saturday 5 August drop in community engagement marquee on site was a success. Many conversations, ideas and local knowledge was shared on what turned out to be a sunny and busy day.
Valuable insights was recieved from the initial Forrest Street resident only survey and feedback received via the Forrest Street door knock on Saturday 15 July, plus the broader community survey.
Thank you for your time and feedback thus far – it is greatly appreciated.
An exciting project within the Better Places Spotswood & South Kingsville program is a pop up community space.
A project asked for by local community… for local community. To learn more and to have your say, please read the below information and complete the survey here.
Forrest St (Hudson’s Rd end) is an idea for a trial pop up community place in the heart of the Spotswood Shopping Village as initiated and led by the Better Places Local Leaders Focus Group.
Forrest Street residents were asked first as they will be most affected by any road closures and likely to enjoy the most benefits. In early July, a flyer was placed in 68 Forrest Street mailboxes and door knocking took place on Saturday 15 July to talk more about the idea with Forrest Street residents.
A copy of the what we heard report is available in the document library of this page.
The biggest concern expressed throughout Better Places Spotswood & South Kingsville consultation related to vehicle congestion and heavy vehicle traffic through the local area. It was also regularly noted that the area is very car dominated and the local community wants to see the streets changed to make them more pedestrian or bike friendly.
This POP UP place idea may lead a shift throughout Spotswood and South Kingsville towards creating ‘streets for people’ - undertaking works to make our village and neighbourhood streets feel safer and more attractive and usable for pedestrians and cyclists.
It is not about being “anti-car”, it is just about trying to reduce the dominance of cars and give more attention and priority towards pedestrians and cyclists.
The new POP UP place could offer:
Other items that could be trialled and tested might include public seating and tables, activities, outdoor classes, kids play, art, performance, music, movies, games and more greening.
Council acknowledges the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of these municipal lands and waterways, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Artist: Elverina Johnson 2018
Name of Artwork: Bandu Gaddaan
Pronunciation: Bun-do Gudd –arrn
Meaning: Come together as one mob
Language: Gungganji of Yarrabah NQ.
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