Canning is on a journey to become a welcoming and thriving City. One of the ways the City is trying to do this is through placemaking and we need you!
“Placemaking is enabling and empowering people to create and activate places they love and feel connected to.” – CoDesign Studio
PLACEMAKING IN THE CITY
Rostrata Town Project
Rostrata Town Project (in Willetton) is made up of community members that are passionate about making Rostrata an even better place. Since forming late 2018, RTP have been busy implementing the Rostrata Place Action Plan that was developed from feedback at the street party. Despite being a new group, made up of volunteers, RTP has run and collaborated on events such the Community Street Party, Spring in the Garden, Let’s Relish Rostrata Festival and the Rostrata Makers Market. To find out more about RTP visit their Facebook page here.
The City is keen to celebrate and support arts, recreation, cultural heritage, events, festivals and sporting activities for the greater benefit of the community. The City runs various events throughout the year. Explore the events page for more information.
WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE CITY
Community event guidelines
Community Pop-Up Trailer
The City welcomes and encourages all types of events run by the community. Check out the Event Guidelines with all you need to know here.
The City has a Community Pop-Up Trailer available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to use for free to activate your community. For more information click here.
Grants provides financial assistance to groups, individuals and organisations for initiatives which enrich the cultural, social, environmental and economic opportunities for the Canning community. For more information click here.
Here is some information on approvals required if you want to have temporary food stalls at your event.
HOW TO CONNECT WITH OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Project for public spaces
Want to learn more about place making and activation? Visit the Project for Public Spaces website which is dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.
Town Teams Movement
The teams are formed by a local community and focus on a specific place or area. They include business people, residents and others interested in helping improve their local area. Inspired to connect with other community members and take action? Visit Town Teams website.
Neighbourhood Connect is a national project to turn streets into communities. Want to connect with your neighbours? Visit their website for more information.