A NUMBER of exciting events and activities will be held in Mandurah over coming months to activate space and engage the community.
The City of Mandurah recently appointed landscape and urban design company Skate Sculpture to help activate the city centre and the team is keen to see the space come alive.
The overall project has been dubbed Shape Mandurah which will not only deliver a series of family friendly activities and events but is about bringing the community and businesses together to take ownership of the space and carry on the initial good work of Skate Sculpture.
Skate Sculpture project manager Tim Yuen and designer David Snyder said they were keen to inject some fresh fun and ideas into the city centre space.
“We really want to activate this great space as it has a lot of potential to become a real hive of activity,” Mr Snyder said.
“It’s about engaging people, exciting people, and making them want to stay longer.
“Smart Street Mall particularly has a welcoming natural look about it, with trees and plants and a lovely outlook on to the estuary, but this can be further enhanced with landscaping, outdoor furniture and design.
“Part of the project is about creating linkages between different spaces, making the city centre feel connected and interesting,” he said.
The two hope to form a group of local and business people who will eventually become project leaders and ambassadors for Shape Mandurah.
It will also include a Mandurah Soup in which people come together to share and pitch their ideas for new events and activities.
The first event is a Christmas Bazaar in the Smart Street Mall on Friday, December 18 from 5-9pm with gift making, a playhouse, workshops, snow room, food trucks and a Christmas card photo booth.
In January, three activities for all ages will be held simultaneously in the city centre – hip hop and swing dance classes and a pop-up skate park above Make Place.