Live music at Hampden Road parklets

Musician Mitchell Martin with City of Perth deputy chair commissioner Gaye McMath at the parklet on Hampden Rd Nedlands.
There will be regular live music at the parklets. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d492861
Musician Mitchell Martin with City of Perth deputy chair commissioner Gaye McMath at the parklet on Hampden Rd Nedlands. There will be regular live music at the parklets. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492861

TWO new temporary parklets in Nedlands will feature live music during lunchtime on Fridays, a free community book nook and a designated area for dogs.

The Hampden Road parklets – the first in the City of Perth – are set to increase vibrancy, support local business and foster community engagement as part of a new trial by the City.

Hampden Road transcends council boundaries with the west side overseen by City of Nedlands.

“The development of the parklets is a great example of friendly collaboration between the City of Perth and the City of Nedlands to deliver positive outcomes for the community,” Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said.

“An overwhelming majority of local businesses have been enthusiastic about the parklets – including the Western Suburbs Business Association – and we hope this activation will encourage residents, workers and visitors to discover, or rediscover, the area.”

One parklet will be set up outside Baskin-Robbins with the second taking up residence outside Burgermeister.

Hampden Road shops, restaurants, cafes and dessert spots will be offering special discounts and deals during the three-month trial.

“If the trial is well received, we will look to extend it and potentially work with other community groups and businesses to install parklets in other areas across the City,” Mr Lumsden said.