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Beresfield: Bring this space to life
Beresfield: Bring this space to life
Come along and join in on the placewarming activities and help create a great community space.

Beresfield: Bring this space to life

As part of the Beresfield Local Centre Public Domain Renewal Project, City of Newcastle is creating a new public open space at the intersection of Beresford Avenue and Lawson Avenue. This corner space has the potential to be a prominent and special place for locals to meet and spend time. 

A placemaking co-design process has been identified as the best way to create a space that the community will cherish into the future. Placemaking focuses on taking a public space and creates a living space for the community, it includes thoughtful and inclusive designs with input from the community. β€‹The placewarming activity invites the community, those who will be working, living and / or recreating in a place – into the space to experience, generate and test ideas to imagine how this space could be activated and used into the future i.e. “warming the place”.

This new community space is the final piece of the renewal works and we want you to help us create a welcoming place for residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy into the future. 
 

Have your say

  • Come along to our placewarming to share your ideas - attend the event on the corner of Beresford Ave and Lawson Ave 10am-12pm Saturday 6 April 2019.
  • Online - Complete the mapping tool, leave feedback, add images, 'like' comments left by others and complete surveys.
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What's on offer?

The community and local businesses are invited to come along to share their ideas and get a feel for the new space. There will be an ideas wall, on-site community activities, bicycle workshop by Steads Cycles, music  and artists Up’n’Up will be there to showcase the great ideas that have come from workshops held at local schools earlier this year.

Placewarming details

Come along and be apart of the fun:
When: Saturday 6 April 2019
Where: Corner of Beresford and Lawson Ave
Time: 10am-12pm

Great entertainment is on offer, join us. 

Frequently asked questions

The placewarming activity invites the community, those who will be working, living and / or recreating in a place – into the space to experience, generate and test ideas to imagine how this space could be activated and used into the future i.e. “warming the place”.
Placemaking is a people-centred approach to planning and activating places.
It is the community who breathe life into a places and nurture them into the future.
Encouraging community to be part of the design process leads to places that are special, unique and meet local needs.
Place design can influence whether people want to use it, what they do there and how they feel about it:
  • If a place is badly designed it is likely to be underused, it may attract antisocial behaviour and become dangerous. This can lead to a downward spiral.
  • If a place is well designed with community input, it is likely to be well used, attracting positive activity and becoming a safe, inviting place to be. This positivity can become self-perpetuating.
Placemaking aims to achieve safe, vibrant and welcoming places and long-term community benefit.

 

Project timeline

2016
Community consultation
2016-2017
Public Domain Plan developed and exhibited
February 2017
Council approval
2017
Detailed design
2018
Construction
July 2019
Placemaking completion

Background documents

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