Town Teams are a growing movement in Perth, made up of local community members including residents, businesses, schools etc. who want to activate their streets and make them places where people from all walks of life can come together and connect.
The Willagee Town Team includes local businesses such as Jaylea's bakery, Topdup Donuts and Alchera Living, as well as passionate residents and City of Melville Ward Councillors Patricia Phelan and Karen Wheatland.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said Willagee is a suburb that has been revitalised, and a large part of the success story was down to the passion and commitment of its local residents, who have been involved every step of the way, working with the City to achieve a clear vision.
“In 2018, everyone can be proud to say Willagee has everything. It has wonderful parks and public open spaces, a new medical centre, cafes and businesses that are owned and run by locals, excellent public transport, a renovated library and always a strong sense of community,” Mayor Aubrey said.
“The establishment of Willagee’s Town Team, which is the City of Melville’s first ever Town Team, is another example of the community spirit in the suburb.”
As a way to build interest and grow the Willagee Town Team, the group came up with the idea of a night market as a way to provide local makers, musicians and community groups the opportunity to showcase what they do, and at the same time activate George Hume Park which is part of the Archibald Street hub.
The night markets will be a fun, family friendly event packed with stalls, food trucks and music. The event will also be a great way for locals to meet up and get to know one another better, and for visitors to come along and spend a relaxing evening in a beautiful setting.
If the event is successful, the Town Team will look at ways of making it a regular event.
Local makers from Willagee, Palmyra or Melville interested in having a stall at the event should contact Acting Neighbourhood Development Officer, Jo McKay on 9364 0663 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.