Victoria Park part of Town Team Movement
PLACEMAKING experts will discuss ways the community can encourage activation at Perth’s first Town Team Movement Conference on September 14 and 15.
The two-day conference will host keynote speakers, including Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia founder Marcus Westbury, Whadjuk Balardong Nyungar custodian Ingrid Cumming and Epoch Foundation co-founder Gilbert Rochecouste .
Town Team Movement chief executive Dean Cracknell said the conference would be “more like a festival of inspiration, ideas and interaction”.
“Like-minded individuals will come together and learn from place-making and governance experts from across Australia,” he said.
He said attendees would explore how to inspire, encourage and empower citizens to start activating and improving their public spaces to make their community more vibrant.
“It will be a great opportunity to look at the challenges facing local and state governments and businesses who want to develop active town and suburban centres,” he said.
Acting Town of Victoria Park chief executive Natalie Martin Goode said the Town had worked closely with the Vic Park Collective for several years.
“We are now in the midst of growing our place planning team to enter a new era that brings us to the fore of the Town Team Movement,” she said.
The conference will be held in a number of venues in the emerging West End arts precinct between Newcastle Street and Graham Farmer Freeway in West Perth.
Conference tickets are available at www.tinyurl. com/TTMConf.
Town Team Movement CEO Dean Cracknell will lead the charge to build vibrant town and suburban centres.