Extension of Prohibited Burning Period

Due to the ongoing High Threat Bushfire period and seasonal conditions being unfavourable for bushfires, the DFES Commissioner has extended the Prohibited Burning Period until Midnight 28 April due to seasonal conditions. Read the full public notice.

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Placemaking Grant (Community Project)

Placemaking is about creating great places that people love. This might be through how they look or how they are used. It is about strengthening the connection between people and the places we share, and creating public spaces where we feel welcome (and want to return to). Most importantly, it puts people first. If you have a great idea for your community, we want to hear from you.

Placemaking Grant Objectives

To facilitate innovative community-led projects that develop and strengthen community identity and nurture a sense of belonging by creating great public spaces. These small incentive grants provide the community with the opportunity to lead the change they want to see in their neighbourhood.

The Placemaking Grant aims to:

  • Provide funding support to enable the community to participate in, and feel ownership for community projects;
  • Encourage community-led projects to enable local residents/groups to work together on a shared vision for their neighbourhood, developing a sense of pride by delivering improvements that benefit everyone.

The Placemaking Grant supports community-led projects, activations and installations that employ a Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper approach to:

  • Activate public spaces;
  • Create entertaining, engaging and inclusive town centres;
  • Enhance streetscapes and/or improve walkability;
  • Encourage/increase participation in community life and social inclusion;
  • Increase skills, knowledge and leadership capability within the community;  
  • Celebrate and connect the community; and
  • Create or foster the distinctive character of the place.

View the City's Community Grants and Funding Guidelines.

Example projects

Activities which support the City’s Place Plans including:

  • small-scale greening projects (verge plantings/ gardens)
  • small-scale arts,
  • cultural, initiatives,
  • little libraries,
  • long-table community lunches/dinners,
  • small-scale beautification projects, or
  • other creative activities or initiatives.

What funding is available?

Up to $1000 per project.

Who can apply?

  • Community groups and organisations must be Kwinana based, incorporated and not for profit entities. Organisations who are not incorporated may ask another organisation to auspice their application;
  • School P&F Associations, Resident Groups/ Associations, Town Teams; and
  • The project can be a partnership between two or more community groups. Joint projects are encouraged.

When can I apply?

Open all year round (or until the annual funding allocation is exhausted).

Submit your application via the City's Smarty Grants portal.

Additional information

The City may request that the applicant submit quotations relating to the project.

As a part of the applicant process, the City will determine if public liability insurance is required based on the nature/level of risk associated with the project.

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