Town Teams hit the streets of Albany

Published on Thursday, 19 November 2020 at 10:41:35 AM

Albany is full of spaces and places just waiting to be brought to life and activated with entertainment, street food, art, markets and more, and the Town Teams Movement has come to Albany to inspire the community to do just that.

The City of Albany and Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have partnered with Town Teams to give businesses, landowners and residents the tools to activate a community space in Albany.

All that is needed is a for a group of passionate and willing community members to come together and create a Town Team, choose a space to activate, and use their collective skills and networks to activate that area.

Eligible Town Teams can apply for a $500 grant from the City and ACCI to enable them to effectively activate their street, laneway, park or other public space with a creative and sustainable project.

The first of what is hoped to be many Town Teams has been successful in securing funding to bring buskers, face painting, music and art based entertainment to the Peels Place Corner.

City of Albany Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said Town Teams had proven to be a very successful place-making model in other communities and it was exciting to partner with the ACCI to bring the movement to Albany.

“It’s a way for the community to come together and take some ownership of their community spaces and places, and use the capacity within our community to hold small, community events that are engaging, inclusive, safe and fun.

“We have lots of places within our City that lend themselves to activation and are usually vacant across the year, so we really encourage community to embrace this opportunity and join the Town Teams.”

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