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Successful collaboration transforms Wise Terrace

Published on Thursday, 22 September 2022 at 9:46:17 AM

Wise Terrace has been brought to life following increased pedestrianisation, place-making collaboration, Town Square improvements and community-led activations and events.

In response to community feedback and recent transformation, permanent vehicle closure of Wise Terrace between Throssell Road, Leake Street and McLarty Boulevard has been adopted by Council.

Wise Terrace has been closed to vehicles since 11 July 2022 to support the ‘Bringing Wise Terrace to Life’ project, to trial how the community would use the new pedestrianised space.

Mayor Peter Carter acknowledged that the transformation of Wise Terrace had created a natural, cultural and activated space for a safer town centre.

“The community-led transformation incorporated a focus on bringing activity and vibrancy to the area, where we have practically seen an activity hub created,” Mayor Carter said.

“The permanent pedestrianisation of Wise Terrace and Rason Link provides a safer environment for the community to access the skate park and shopping centre, and facilitates the opportunity for long-term revitalisation of the South Hedland Town Centre.”

The project, part of the South Hedland Place Plan, involved the 7-Day Makeover in August, alongside engaging space activations and events featuring local community groups and businesses.

The Town coordinated co-design workshops for local residents, community groups and businesses to share ideas and guide the design on improving Wise Terrace.

In addition to the installation of extra seating, grassed areas and mature trees, a street art mural was designed by students from Hedland Senior High School with support from Polly Farmer Foundation.

“We are pleased that this project has strongly aligned with the Town’s Strategic Community Plan 2022-2032, giving the community the opportunity to have input into plans and programs that enhance Town spaces and amenities.

“It is great to see more locals and visitors enjoying the space, connecting with friends and supporting local businesses. The community can expect to see more changes in the next 12 months as we will continue to make improvements to the space based on feedback received.

“Thanks to the Town Team Movement, PLACE Laboratory and Creative Communities International for working with the Town in ensuring the vision for South Hedland and the Wise Terrace project met community aspirations.”

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Town of Port Hedland, PR and Communications Team


Phone: 08 9158 9300

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