Community members will call the shots on placemaking in Subiaco with a new creative funding initiative led by the City of Subiaco and local advocates SUBIaction.
The Many Hands Project will see three grants of $1500 invested in community initiatives that encourage activity in the Subiaco Town Centre.
Community members will be invited to pitch their ideas and the public will decide which projects are implemented. The winning teams will be supported by SUBIaction to turn their ideas into reality.
SUBIaction Chair, Kim Knight said she was looking for ideas that enhanced the Subiaco Town Centre as a vibrant, thriving and attractive destination.
“The community will get to vote on the idea that they most want to be involved in and the top three ideas will receive the funding to get them off the ground,” Ms Knight said.
“The goal of the project is to encourage face to face discussions, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun,” she said.
The new funding initiative follows on from a community workshop held last month with internationally-renowned placemaker, Gilbert Rochecouste from Village Well, and is part of the development of a Place Action Plan. The plan will aim to promote public engagement and capacity building and strengthen connections in Subiaco.
Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said she was looking forward to seeing what the community came up with.
“We have a fantastic and passionate community. This is a great opportunity for everyone to be a placemaker and turn Subi spaces into even greater places,” Mayor Taylor said.
“We’re listening to ideas big and small and looking for people who want to be a part of this,” she said.
The Many Hands Project is a partnership between the City of Subiaco and SUBIaction. The SUBIaction Town Team is a proactive and independent voice of the local community, representing local businesses, workers and residents with a focus on enhancing the Subiaco Town Centre.
To be considered for funding, community members can submit their ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 1 October.