Vibrant Public Spaces Policy

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The City is trying to determine if there are opportunities to improve the design of parklets. To understand what the opportunities for these public spaces to evolve in the future may be and whether or not the community would like to see similar small public spaces evolve into something more permanent.

The City's Parklets Policy facilitates private investment in the public realm. The City would like to understand the level of community support for building on this to enable increased private investment in the public realm.

Parklets are small public parks set into the existing streetscape (usually one or two car bays). A parklet repurposes part of the street into a public space for people and enhances the streetscape. They are for anyone to use, providing a place to rest, eat or work. They provide simple amenities like shade, bike parking and seating. They help local businesses by encouraging people to linger longer, and are a point of interest in the community for residents and visitors to experience.

Parklets can add value to the surrounding area, increase commercial and residential occupancy, encourage pedestrian traffic, highlight the character of the neighbourhood and provide pleasant views and entertainment space.

In 2015, the City of Vincent adopted the Parklets Policy as a way of adding amenity and interest to the public realm. In Vincent, there are currently two types of parklets, City Parklets and Hosted Parklets. City Parklets are funded, designed, built and maintained by the City. Hosted Parklets are sponsored by a business or community group and are funded, designed, built and maintained by the applicant. Parklets cost from roughly $12,000 upwards to construct, install and maintain.

Since 2015, there has been 13 parklets installed in Vincent, four of these are City Parklets and nine are Hosted Parklets. Hosted Parklets, like City Parklets, are for everyone to use and are not reserved for customers of a particular business.

Parklets have created an increased level of public benefit in Vincent. They promote vibrancy in our town centres, enhance walkability, support local businesses, encourage pedestrian activity and foster community interaction.

Examples of parklets can be viewed from the gallery here.

Share your thoughts

You can share your thoughts a number of ways.

  • Fill out our online survey, available below (the survey is also available upon request by email)
  • Email us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au
  • Call us on 9273 6000
  • Visit us at the City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street (during opening hours)

For more information, contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Nothing is proposed at this stage and no decisions have been made. We want to hear from our community as we plan for the future of vibrant public spaces in Vincent.

Feedback has now closed.

The City is trying to determine if there are opportunities to improve the design of parklets. To understand what the opportunities for these public spaces to evolve in the future may be and whether or not the community would like to see similar small public spaces evolve into something more permanent.

The City's Parklets Policy facilitates private investment in the public realm. The City would like to understand the level of community support for building on this to enable increased private investment in the public realm.

Parklets are small public parks set into the existing streetscape (usually one or two car bays). A parklet repurposes part of the street into a public space for people and enhances the streetscape. They are for anyone to use, providing a place to rest, eat or work. They provide simple amenities like shade, bike parking and seating. They help local businesses by encouraging people to linger longer, and are a point of interest in the community for residents and visitors to experience.

Parklets can add value to the surrounding area, increase commercial and residential occupancy, encourage pedestrian traffic, highlight the character of the neighbourhood and provide pleasant views and entertainment space.

In 2015, the City of Vincent adopted the Parklets Policy as a way of adding amenity and interest to the public realm. In Vincent, there are currently two types of parklets, City Parklets and Hosted Parklets. City Parklets are funded, designed, built and maintained by the City. Hosted Parklets are sponsored by a business or community group and are funded, designed, built and maintained by the applicant. Parklets cost from roughly $12,000 upwards to construct, install and maintain.

Since 2015, there has been 13 parklets installed in Vincent, four of these are City Parklets and nine are Hosted Parklets. Hosted Parklets, like City Parklets, are for everyone to use and are not reserved for customers of a particular business.

Parklets have created an increased level of public benefit in Vincent. They promote vibrancy in our town centres, enhance walkability, support local businesses, encourage pedestrian activity and foster community interaction.

Examples of parklets can be viewed from the gallery here.

Share your thoughts

You can share your thoughts a number of ways.

  • Fill out our online survey, available below (the survey is also available upon request by email)
  • Email us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au
  • Call us on 9273 6000
  • Visit us at the City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street (during opening hours)

For more information, contact the City on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Nothing is proposed at this stage and no decisions have been made. We want to hear from our community as we plan for the future of vibrant public spaces in Vincent.

Feedback has now closed.