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 in the City

Placemaking is enabling and empowering people to create and activate places they love and feel connected to.” – CoDesign Studio

Rostrata Town Project

Rostrata Town Project (RTP) 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 a Rostrata Place Action Plan based on community feedback.

DRTP is made up of volunteers and 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 the Facebook page.


The City runs various events throughout the year that benefit the community. Activities include:

  • arts and recreation
  • cultural heritage
  • festivals.

Explore the events page for upcoming events.

Working with the City

Community event guidelines

The City welcomes and encourages all types of events run by the community. Check out the Event Guidelines to learn how to book events in the City of Canning.


The City’s Community Grants program provides financial assistance to groups, individuals, and organisations. The grants are for initiatives which help boost the cultural, social, environmental, and economic opportunities in the community. Visit the Community Grants page for more information.

Food Permits

The Food Business page has information on approvals and permits required if you want to have temporary food stalls at your event.

Community Pop-Up Trailer

The City's Community Pop-Up Trailer is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to use for free to activate your community.

The trailer is currently unavailable for bookings. To ensure our equipment is safe for community use, a safety assessment and operational review of the trailer is currently taking place. For more information, please email

Connecting 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 Town Teams Movement was formed by the community to help improve their local area. The group includes business people, residents and others interested in helping their community. Visit the Town Teams website.

Neighbourhood Connect

Neighbourhood Connect is a national project to turn streets into communities. If you want to connect with your neighbours, visit the Neighbourhood Connect website.

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