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Mosman Park Better Block
Building a new public space with young people for young people,
powered by RAC, Town Team Movement, the Town of Mosman Park, and the Better Block

Opening May 5-6, 2023

A youth-led transformation is headed to Mosman Park and we want YOU. The goal is to work with local young people to reimagine the public space near the Alf Adams Pavilion focusing on the skate park, basketball court and car park - and use placemaking turn it into a vibrant place where young people can connect and host things like events, workshops, pop-up shops, and performances.

 

To get there we need people aged 16 to 24 who are into marketing, like organising vendors, programming events, and know how to swing a hammer and don’t mind getting a little paint on their shoes. There’s also plenty of opportunities for local people and businesses to get involved too. Here’s how:

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Meet the Partners

Help inform the approach by taking this survey that will be considered in the youth-led design.

 

Here you can suggest potential changes you’d like to see like public art, landscaping, shades, space for small businesses/vendors and opportunities for community gatherings.

 

Survey closes January 27, 2023.

We’re calling for young people to lead this change through a series of workshops.

 

  • Creative workshop on Sat 21 Jan

  • Co-design session on Sat 11 Feb

  • Event and activation planning on Sat 18 Mar

  • Build and transform workshops held Tuesday 2 May to Friday 5 May

  • Big reveal and launch party on Friday 5 May and Saturday 6  May

 

If you’re aged 16-24 and would like to join us for one or all of these sessions, REGISTER NOW!

If you’re interested in offering a few hours of your time to help young people complete this build or if you’re a vendor or entertainer keen to get involved, we’d love a helping hand.

 

If this is you, please GET IN TOUCH!

Meet a few of the folks working with you to bring this initiative to life.

RAC

Town Team Movement

Better Block

Town of Mosman Park

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ABOUT 
THE INITIATIVE

Placemaking With Young People- From America to Australia
 

Reclaimed space designed to bring people together. 

RAC is providing an avenue for young people to work with local organizations and stakeholders to lead positive community change in a way that is relevant to them and RAC’s vision for a safer, more sustainable and connected community. Importantly, the program provides opportunities for young people to build local networks, gain valuable work experience, learn new skills and be recognized for their efforts. 

Town Team Movement is building a movement of positive doers. We work with people of ages and help them to connect, organise and act to improve their local area. There are 116 community-led Town Teams so far, with over 100 in Western Australia. We'll be working with the project partners, young people in the area and volunteers to help make this project come to life!.

And Better Block aims to work with neighbors to show them they have the tools, resources, and knowledge to make the changes they want to see. We provide a bit of guidance from our experiences around the world. Potential enhancements for this engagement could include Wikiblock builds, murals, and skate and basketball court enhancements. Only time (and you!) will tell!

A Look at Next Steps

January 21: Ideate Session, 10 am-2 pm, Alf Adams Pavilion

Open to any young people ages 16-24 in the Mosman Park area. Register (and take the survey) here.

February 11-12: Co-Design Session, 10 am-2 pm, Alf Adams Pavilion  

Open to any young people ages 16-24 in the Mosman Park area. More info coming soon!

March 18: Activation Session, 10 am-2 pm, Alf Adams Pavilion

Open to any young people ages 16-24 in the Mosman Park area. More info coming soon!

May 1-6: Better Block Mosman Park Workshops, Details Coming, open to the public

May 5-6: Demonstration Opens, 6-9 pm on Friday; 11 am-3 pm on Saturday, open to the public. 

If you are interested in being part of the core team helping put together the concepts for the transformation, let us know! We're looking for folks who are into marketing, like organizing vendors, enjoy putting together programming, and know how to swing a hammer and don't mind getting a little paint on their shoes. If this sounds like you, send an email to krista@betterblock.org.

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Wikiblock items that the community builds without any glue, screws, or nails.

Workshops with young people discussing placemaking concepts and ideas.

Murals inspired by and painted alongside neighbors. 

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