Get­ting started un­der the Canopies

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A wealth of ideas to “Re­claim the Canopies” in Porirua’s CBD were gen­er­ated dur­ing a work­shop led by place-mak­ing guru David Eng­wicht and at­tended by about 80 people. Dur­ing the day, at­ten­dees were en­cour­aged to see the Canopies area as an as­set that could be en­hanced. Ideas in­cluded ev­ery­thing from giv­ing the area a cir­cus theme with coloured lights and trapezes, to cre­at­ing a for­est-like canopy hung with vines. An­other idea was a painted stream, com­plete with bridges that could me­an­der through the canopies and con­nect with the stream­side quar­ter.

Vol­un­teer project lead­ers have been given un­til the end of June to de­velop a plan for sub­mis­sion to the Coun­cil. The 13 project lead­ers will take an ac­tive role in plan­ning, or­gan­is­ing and driv­ing a three-day makeover of the canopies at the end of win­ter. Mr Eng­wicht will over­see the project from Aus­tralia and then re­turn for the three-day makeover.

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