What’s your idea to bring your local town or neighbourhood street to life?

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Lately, we’ve been telling you all about the local legends of the citizen-led, not-for-profit Town Team Movement: local doers making a big difference in their communities

In a huge win for local communities and their Town Teams, the Town Team Movement have just announced an exciting new program: Streets Alive!

In partnership with Main Roads WA, Streets Alive! will encourage people to bring the streets to life in their local communities, with $5 million of funding over five years.

Town Team Streets Alive

As well as speed reduction, community-improving activations like parklets, community gardens, street art, pop-up libraries and street parties can all help bring your local street to life and improve road safety – and are a great opportunity to get involved with your local neighbourhood.

Two streams of funding will be available to eligible community groups for projects designed to calm traffic on local roads in urban areas across Western Australia, with expressions of interest for $5,000 Stream 1 “seed” grants open from April 1. Details on larger $50,000 and $100,000 Stream 2 grants will be available in May. Register your interest and submit your idea to help improve your neighbourhood at streetsalive.org.au

“The Town Team Movement empowers communities to get involved in creating positive changes in their local area to improve liveability, as well as fostering a positive road safety culture,” said Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport, David Michael.

“This funding demonstrates the State Government’s commitment to supporting the community to deliver initiatives aligned to their needs and expectations for safe and active streets.”

To find out more about the program and how to get involved, head to the Streets Alive! website. 

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