Reconnect WA seeks to help reimagine and revitalise streets and public spaces to...

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create vibrant and active places for Western Australians to interact and reconnect with our cities and towns, and each other

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inspire and empower residents and business communities to co-design and drive change in their local area

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lay the foundations for longer-term changes to support safe, sustainable and connected communities

Reinvigorating Streets and Spaces Fund

We're excited to be partnering with local governments across Western Australia to roll-out community-based projects which will reinvigorate our local streets and spaces.

Pedestrian and cycling-friendly streets, pop-up plazas and community art are among the projects funded through the first stream of Reconnect WA - our $500,000 Reinvigorating Streets and Spaces Fund.

More than 1,700 RAC members from our member panel helped decide the successful projects by voting on a shortlisted selection of the 75 applications received.

Please find our first funding recipients below.

Future funding: The next Reconnect WA funding stream will be announced at a later date.

Launched projects

Colours of Mandurah footpath

Colours of Mandurah Walkway

 In partnership with the City of Mandurah, a path linking the Mandjar Square precinct and Mandurah Ocean Marina has been transformed into a rainbow walkway featuring 250 brightly coloured stripes. The community helped to select the colours, which each reflect a different story about Mandurah’s people, places and spaces.

The project aims to:

  • Create a more vibrant space for the community
  • Encourage more pedestrians to use the walkway
  • Increase foot traffic in the area and support local businesses

More information.

Piazza in Merredin

Merredin Pilot Piazza Project

In partnership with the Shire of Merredin, Barrack Street in Merredin has been temporarily converted into a lively Public Piazza. The four-month trial will feature street art, innovative lighting, outdoor seating and dining, greenery and shading, play spaces for children and other event spaces.

The project aims to:

  • Create an active, community space for locals to socialise and interact
  • Increase foot traffic in the area and support local businesses
  • Inform future improvements in the area

More information.

Coming soon to Perth

Coming soon to regional WA