Community Development Projects

Town Hall Piazza Wall Mural

The Townscape Advisory Committee participated in a place making workshop facilitated by the Manager of Leisure and Culture in early December 2014. Following this workshop, the Committee considered the public places in Fortune Street and how best to activate and revitalise them. A decision was made to focus at first on the Town Hall and in particular the piazza. An earlier request from ARtS Narrogin to bring Margaret River based professional artist Rebecca Cool to town to work with the community, ultimately led to a recommendation by the Committee to Council to commission Rebecca to design and paint a mural on the piazza’s north facing wall. The design brief stated that the mural should vibrantly depict and incorporate a narrative of a social occasion or occasions either held in the Town Hall or in close proximity to the Hall since it was built in 1908.

Town Hall Piazza Wall mural

 

Litter Twitter Project

The Manager of Leisure and Culture was successful in applying for a $5,000 Keep Australia Beautiful Grant for the Town. The funds engaged Noongar students in a series of workshops to design and paint sulo bins to be installed at Gnarojin Park. Included in the project was the installation of permanent posted signs with anti-litter messages in both English and Noongar. The Town wishes to acknowledge the support of CAN WA, the participating schools and the artists.     

 

Artists Ned Crossley & Ross Storey

Bilingual sign Gnarojin Park

   Artists Ned Crossley & Ross Storey                                                                                                     

Other Projects

These projects were successful through a combination of grants, Council contributions and community input.

  • Thank A Volunteer Day
  • Australia Day Community Breakfast
  • Drug Aware Skate Series

    For more information on current projects, funding, or other community development issues or ideas please contact Susan Guy, Manager, Leisure and Culture or Loriann Bell