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Placemaking Journey

In 2019, CCSA partnered with Goolwa Community Centre to undertake a placemaking project that would bring a different cohort to their new premises. Goolwa Community Centre is an independent centre operates from a privately rented building.

The Centre has long been engaged with the township’s community with a focus on older people and some disability-specific programs. The Centre was keen to raise awareness of its new location and the diversified range of programs including their under-represented groups of young children and families.

Before

"More colour, make the front more welcoming"

150 community members participated in the project

70% were new to the Centre

30% were young people and families (under-represented amongst existing Centre participants)

Click the headings below for more detail of the projects

  • Bunting created from upcycled tree guards
  • Custom-made boat-themed seating to link with other boat-themed seating around Goolwa (in progress)
  • Front and side gates now remain open during operation hours
  • Hand-made flags erected at each gate
  • Pelican and seagull footprints stencilled along access ramp to the front entrance
  • Potted citrus trees to be planted along the access ramp to the entrance (in progress)
  • Seating provided in the front of the building
  • Branded marquee offering outdoor protection from weather
  • Outdoor quilted rug as child-friendly outdoor seating option (in progress)
  • Bird Feeder (in progress)
  • “What’s On” signage
  • A-frames displayed by open gate

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  • Increased outdoor activities particularly in school holiday periods

Click the photos below for a closer look

Goolwa Community Centre would like to thank the following community partners...

  • Goolwa Residents
  • Cittaslow Goolwa
  • Goolwa Primary School
  • Bunnings Victor Harbor
  • Armfield Wooden Boatbuilders
  • Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority
  • Vivid Branded Marquees
  • The Colour Manifesto

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Looking for more inspiration?

Checkout our Placemaking page with more projects and ideas

“If you do not step forward you will always be in the same place.”