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Mosman Park Comes Together to Plant Seeds and Ideas

The very best of Mosman Park’s civic spirit was on display over the weekend, as community members gathered to attend a Community Planting Day, and to begin new community projects with support from the Town.

In the morning, a green army gathered at gorgeous Garungup Park along the Swan River for a morning of planting, with the assistance of the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland, and volunteers from throughout Mosman Park.

Attendees on the crisp winter morning included representatives from the Cottesloe Sea Scouts, local schools Iona and Saint Hilda’s as well as Town staff and Councillors Jenna Ledgerwood and Brett Pollock.  In all 45 volunteers were there on the day.

Mayor of the Town of Mosman Park, Ron Norris, was delighted with the turnout and thanked all of the volunteers for their hard work, advising that all 650 seedlings that were identified for planting were now planted in the ground and would be added to the Town’s regular bush care management roster.

Following the planting, volunteers stayed to enjoy refreshments provided by the Town, admired their handiwork and made new friends whilst enjoying the stunning river views on a picture perfect day that was captured with beautiful aerial photographs taken by Liz Conlan.

Later in the afternoon, another group of residents gathered at the Town’s Administration Centre for a kick-off workshop for the Town’s new microgrants program, Mossie Bites.

Residents of all ages came together to hear a presentation by Maria d’Souza of the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. to understand this new approach which sees local governments stepping back and enabling community leaders to step forward and devise local projects that the Town can support both in kind and through financial assistance.

Cr Brett Pollock was back in attendance, and led a lively discussion in which community members, most of whom had never met before, shared their ideas about what they would like to see come to life in the Town. 

Amongst the participants were residents of Doyle Street, who are already leading a quiet community revolution in their street, having hosted street lunches, and community get-togethers, sharing fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in their gardens and checking in on neighbours that are older and needing support.

Participants were surprised at the breadth and diversity of skills and experience on offer at the workshop from amongst the participants and were seen exchanging contact details and ideas as they left the workshop, energised about bringing their ideas to life.

By way of follow-up, another workshop will be held where participants will get down to the finer details of project planning, task allocation and costing out their projects as well as seeking advice from Town staff about the appropriate regulations, laws and policies that affect their projects, and discovering what support is available to them.

It’s not too late to join in this process – to find out more about Mossie Bites, click here or call 9384 1633 to find out more about this initiative, and to find out more about how you can volunteer with the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland, contact Coordinator Sue Conlan on 0419 942 483 or by email to mail@mosmanparkbushland.org 


 

Mossie Bites!

Are you interested in getting involved in your community and working on projects that make a positive difference to Mosman Park? Join other like-minded locals for a free workshop with the Bank of Ideas and hear inspiring stories from other communities, get the skills you need to make things happen, and find out about the Mossie Bites seed funding to help give your bite-sized idea a big start. 

Sunday 25 June, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Town of Mosman Park Administration Building, Cnr Bay View Terrace and Memorial Drive, Mosman Park.  Light lunch provided.

To register, we encourage you to please visit mossiebites.eventbrite.com.au

For more information, contact Town of Mosman Park Community Development Officer Callum Prior on cprior@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au or 9383 6636.

Community Planting Day

The Town of Mosman Park, in partnership with community volunteers including local Scouts, schools and the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland would like to invite you to our annual community planting day.

Date: Sunday 25 June

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Meet at: Garangup Park, Mosman Park
(between Hutchinson Avenue and the Swan River)

Wear: Gardening clothes, hat, enclosed shoes and gardening gloves

Bring: Water bottle, sunscreen

A FREE LUNCH will be provided for all volunteers who assist with the planting.

For more information, call 9384 1633. 

Boardwalk Upgrade at Colonial Gardens

The Town of Mosman Park has commenced an upgrade to the boardwalk in this area.

Please see this image for details of the affected area:

Phase one of these works is now complete, with painting commencing soon. 

If you have any concerns or questions about these works, please contact our Customer Service team on 9384 1633 or by email to admin@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au

 

Public Art in Mosman Park – Rediscovered!


The Town of Mosman Park is inviting residents and visitors to rediscover its treasure trove of public art – featuring both well-known local landmarks including the Dragonfly sculpture by renowned artist and sculptor Ben Juniper - and new additions to the visual landscape. Dragonfly is presently being refurbished and will be reinstalled shortly.

The Town’s new online gallery and map will remind locals about treasures that are well known – including their colourful history, but that may not be well known to those new to Mossie.

Local treasures include artworks created by some of WA’s most reputable artists such as Greg James, Anne Neil, Toogarr Morrison, Tony Jones, Nic Compton, and Ben Juniper (mentioned above).

A walking art tour of Mosman Park has been created so that visitors can meander around the Town, discovering the installations as they go; and the travel route takes in some of Mosman Park’s most stunning human-made (as well as natural) beauty.

Mayor of the Town of Mosman Park, Ron Norris, said he was glad that the important work of photographing and monitoring these important local art installations was underway, and has invited residents and members of the general public to get out and about and enjoy these creations for themselves.

“There is still work to do in this space,” Mayor Norris said, “as our Dragonfly will soon be reinstalled in its rightful place following efforts to improve the sculpture’s concrete platform. This work also coincides with the installation of Tony Jones’ sculpture at Chidley Point early next week. We, as the custodians of these treasures, will continue to do the important work of preserving them on behalf of the community and sharing them with art lovers locally and from further afield.”

An online gallery of these works and a guide to these treasures is available here       
 
 

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