Spirit of Place: Draft Bayswater Town Centre Place Essence and Values document

Thanks to everyone who participated in last month’s ‘Spirit of Place’ workshop. Village Well has collated all input and has prepared this draft comment, using almost entirely participants’ own words, and we now invite your comment.

As you may know, the workshop was held in response to community requests to identify the community’s ‘core values’ regarding its place, and for these to guide decision-making on all types of projects. With so many projects at play in the town centre, it was decided to progress this request now. 

Approximately 70 attendees participated in the workshop, and are very grateful to Aboriginal Elder Vaughn Mcguire, who conducted a smoking ceremony and shared his wisdom with us when Dr Noel Nannup was unexpectedly unwell. 

The workshop was challenging, seeking to get under the surface of what is valued and unique about the place. We didn’t want details on built form, or transport, or lists of priorities – we have these already. We wanted a current narrative of how people want to live in their place that guides what happens now and in the future. 

We are pleased that METRONET has committed to using the outcomes of the workshop in its work on the train station, and DevelopmentWA (formerly MRA) will also consider this document as it commences its town centre work. In the City’s upcoming marketing and branding initiatives for the town centre, and its laneway activation work, the outcomes - captured through this document - will also be central. 

Once any changes are made, it will be presented to Council for formal recognition (it is the community’s document rather than the City’s) and provided to those working on projects in the town centre. 

We’d love your input – please send your comments to Engage Bayswater by Monday 25 November 2019.

Thanks to everyone who participated in September’s ‘Spirit of Place’ workshop. Village Well has collated all input and has prepared this draft document, using almost entirely participants’ own words, and we now invite your comment.

As you may know, the workshop was held in response to community requests to identify the community’s ‘core values’ regarding its place, and for these to guide decision-making on all types of projects. With so many projects at play in the town centre, it was decided to progress this request now.

Approximately 70 attendees participated in the workshop, and are very grateful to Vaughn Mcguire, who conducted a smoking ceremony and shared his wisdom with us when Dr Noel Nannup was unexpectedly unwell.

The workshop was challenging, seeking to get under the surface of what is valued and unique about the place. We didn’t want details on built form, or transport, or lists of priorities – we have these already. We wanted a current narrative of how people want to live in their place that guides what happens now and in the future.

We are pleased that METRONET has committed to using the outcomes of the workshop in its work from the train station, and DevelopmentWA (formerly MRA) will also consider this document as it commences its town centre work. In the City’s upcoming marketing and branding initiatives for the town centre, and its laneway activation work, the outcomes, captured through this document, will also be central.

Once any changes are made, it will be presented to Council for endorsement (it is the community’s document rather than the City’s) and provided to those working on projects in the town centre.

We’d love your input – please provide your comments via the Feedback form below, by Monday 9 December 2019.

Thanks to everyone who participated in September’s ‘Spirit of Place’ workshop. Village Well has collated all input and has prepared this draft document, using almost entirely participants’ own words, and we now invite your comment.

As you may know, the workshop was held in response to community requests to identify the community’s ‘core values’ regarding its place, and for these to guide decision-making on all types of projects. With so many projects at play in the town centre, it was decided to progress this request now.

Approximately 70 attendees participated in the workshop, and are very grateful to Vaughn Mcguire, who conducted a smoking ceremony and shared his wisdom with us when Dr Noel Nannup was unexpectedly unwell.

The workshop was challenging, seeking to get under the surface of what is valued and unique about the place. We didn’t want details on built form, or transport, or lists of priorities – we have these already. We wanted a current narrative of how people want to live in their place that guides what happens now and in the future.

We are pleased that METRONET has committed to using the outcomes of the workshop in its work from the train station, and DevelopmentWA (formerly MRA) will also consider this document as it commences its town centre work. In the City’s upcoming marketing and branding initiatives for the town centre, and its laneway activation work, the outcomes, captured through this document, will also be central.

Once any changes are made, it will be presented to Council for endorsement (it is the community’s document rather than the City’s) and provided to those working on projects in the town centre.

We’d love your input – please provide your comments via the Feedback form below, by Monday 9 December 2019.