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Previous engagement was completed in May/June 2022, where the community were asked to provide their thoughts on the issues and opportunities in the Woods and Lohse area.

The public realm at Woods and Lohse street including the park and playground will be revitalised as a part of Better Places Laverton.

Council undertook community engagement with traders, local residents and visitors which will be used to inform the design. This project will create a platform to accommodate future opportunities and revitalisation of the shops and the surrounding neighbourhood. It will transform into a distinctive space to connect people.

Initial design aims and ideas for the upgrade includes;

  • Prioritising environmental sustainability through design, by encouraging walking, cycling and drawing the local natural environment into the centre.
  • Strengthen the connection between the streetscape and the park.
  • Create a gathering space with more reasons for people to visit, play, enjoy and relax.
  • More shade trees, more lawn and colourful native grassland garden beds
  • Bring the playground area closer to the shops to encourage visitors to both
  • Unique play equipment and distinctive signage to highlight this as the centre and arrival point from Laverton Station.
  • More outdoor activities for young people to compliment Woods Street Art Space and Mesh Mash Screenprint studio.

The next step will be to prepare a design concept and the community will be invited to comment and have further input.

The interactive map below was used to gather feedback as to what the community loves or would like to change about Woods and Lohse Street.

Woods and Lohse Street Survey

Please fill in the following short survey to help us better understand community needs in the Woods and Lohse Street area.