It’s important to keep in the know about what’s going on. Due to Federal Government restrictions on gatherings, all City of Perth owned events are cancelled until further notice and the City is dialling down activations and placemaking.
However, that doesn’t mean the end of fun and luckily, people like you are part of this emerging global trend that’s seeing communities unite to help others and think locally.
Our Events and Activations teams have been busy working on projects that directly respond to local resident community needs such as putting up surprise and delight activations in empty shop fronts for the benefit and wellbeing of residents.
We’ll continue to work with local community groups from the safety of their own homes to deliver initiatives that support community wellbeing, but not to attract visitation. This may further decrease or change over time in response to the evolving situation. Either way, stay tuned for updates about cultural programming available online to assist people looking for entertainment at home.
There is also a lot you can do in your own neighbourhood. Our team has been heartened to see some fantastic community initiatives popping up in Perth, including the below:
• Putting lights out the front of houses for families to drive around and enjoy at night.
• Creating a bear hunt, where people put teddy bears in their front windows and families can walk around going on a bear hunt, when getting some fresh air.
• Driveway drinks where neighbours have been setting up camp chairs in their driveways to have drinks from a distance at happy hour.
• Playing music at the same time each day via vote system for what song it is.
• Musicians playing from apartment balconies and upper podium levels to apartment residents.
If you have ideas, talk to your local community group or contact the City on 9461 3333.
- 30 Mar '20