City of Melville installs its first parklet at popular shopping spot

20 December 2021

There’s a new place to sit, relax and connect at the Riseley Centre, with the City of Melville installing their first parklet on Kearns Crescent, Applecross.

There’s a new place to sit, relax and connect at the Riseley Centre, with the City of Melville installing their first parklet on Kearns Crescent, Applecross.

Situated outside C15 Espresso, the parklet has been installed as part of the City’s work to implement the Riseley Placemaking Action Plan, which was developed in collaboration with local residents, businesses and the Rise Up Riseley town team. 

City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said the parklet had many benefits, including adding open space to the compact and busy centre. 

“The parklet was installed Thursday, 16 December and has already attracted the community’s attention, including a visit from Premier Mark McGowan,” said Mayor Gear.

“Anyone can sit down to eat or read, catch up with friends or connect with the community.

“Parklets support local businesses as they give visitors opportunities to linger longer and discover new shops, and it brings more plants and artwork to the centre.”

Local resident and Rise Up Riseley town team member Stephi Ivers said she was excited to see people using the space.

“Our group have been very supportive of a parklet in the Riseley Centre and we are looking forward to working with the local community, businesses and the City to bring more activities, events and improvements to the area in 2022,” said Ms Ivers.

The City is asking for the community’s help to name the parklet, as well as provide feedback about the new infrastructure.

“We want our new parklet to have an identity, so we’re asking the community to suggest name ideas and then vote for their favourite,” said Mayor Gear.

“The person who submits the winning entry will be rewarded with a $50 voucher to a Riseley Centre business of their choice.

“To submit your name suggestions, go to www.melvillecity.com.au/parklettrial before Friday, 31 January 2022.”

The community are also encouraged to share their feedback about the parklet during the trial period until Thursday, 16 June 2022 via the Riseley Centre engagement webpage.

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