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A CAN-do approach to community-led place making

Have you ever spent time in a local park in your neighbourhood and thought ‘this place would be so much better if…’?

My colleague at Social Fabric, Emma Slavin, has. And she didn’t stop there.¬†As a member of the Ashfield Community Action Network (AshfieldCAN), Emma has been leading a project to transform her local park, Gary Blanch Reserve in Ashfield.

Through community discussions, events and workshops, an inspiring concept plan for revamping the park has been developed. The local council, the Town of Bassendean, recently voted unanimously to endorse the concept plan and to support this community-led place making project with funding and resources. Yay!

A big congratulations to Emma and all the members of AshfieldCAN for getting this project off the ground! And well done to the Town of Bassendean for getting behind positive community-driven projects.


Source: Eastern Reporter Newspaper 18 March 2014

Emma will be speaking about the project at the latest Perth Green Drinks event being held this Wednesday as part of Left of Central. I think the event is sold out but for those of you lucky enough to have registered, make sure you come and say hello!