Example of: Town Team Community Building and Public Engagement
Client: Leederville Connect Town Team
Town Team Movement was engaged to support the Leederville Connect town team organise a visioning and engagement exercise to build capacity and confidence of the committee and inspire the group to plan and activate the newly developed Leedy Town Square.
Our process included a community building workshop with the committee members, which included interactive and engaging activities for the town team to consider a vision statement and assist in prioritising ideas to activate the town square. At the end of the workshop, the participants had developed a draft vision statement, four guiding activation themes and new ideas, that the committee was confident to test with the wider community members during their engagement event.
TTM provided a range of engagement technique options, which the committee used to develop their own public engagement exercise. We have also provided the town team with an action plan template, and the entire team are confident in their abilities to complete the engagement process and start hosting upcoming events within the town square.
During the public engagement exercise facilitated at the opening of the Leedy ‘Town Square’, 776 comments were received. As a result, it was clear the community would like to see:
- More Friday Night Closures
- Cult Movie Nights
- Regular Markets
- Local Live Music
Leederville Connect Chairperson, Trent Durward, provided the following comments regarding the process.
“The process and workshops have helped our diverse community through meaningful engagement and feedback on the visions and ideas to use our space. Town Team Movement have assisted to empower Leederville Connect and ensured buy in from the local community. Overall the process has provided a best practice framework for the betterment of our local community and urban village.“
Mayor, Emma Cole and Chief Executive Officer, David MacLennon were also impressed with the community building process:
“An inspiring partnership approach delivered amazing, authentic results. It was a total success!“