Council is delivering the “Live, Work, Play Grid” project as part of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s new Places to Love program. Council is activating a 1.2km walking trail in the heart of Kingswood to support greater access to and usage of local public spaces along the way.
What is “Live, Work, Play Grid”?
The project is about testing low-cost, high impact interventions to see how they support walkability and activation in the heart of Kingswood.
The project has invited local women to help co-design the improvements in response to issues regarding the perception of safety for women in the local area. A group of women joined Council in September 2020 to share their experiences on a local Night Walk. Their feedback has been captured in a report and an audiogram which can be viewed to the right of this page.
What will be involved?
The project will involve the installation of temporary/pop-up interventions including new seating, garden planter boxes and creative wayfinding elements to improve the look and feel of local streetscapes and reserves. These new pop-up interventions will be complemented by an activation program where local people can enjoy activities along the grid.
Council will be measuring the impact of the new elements to see how effective they are.
THINK BOLD Kingswood Place Plan
The project aligns with Council’s THINK BOLD Kingswood Place Plan developed in consultation with local residents, business and stakeholders in 2020. It is part of delivering the community’s vision for Kingswood:
“With a unique blend of community spirit, village feel, and economic opportunity, Kingswood is a safe and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds and cultures to live, work, study, or visit.” THINK BOLD Kingswood Place Plan 2020.
This project is supported by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environments Places to Love program.