Were Street Reserve

As part the Were St streetscape upgrade we will be commissioning new public artwork for Were St Reserve.

The artwork will contribute to the amenity of the Reserve and provide additional passive recreation for users of Were St.

We asked the community to identify themes to help guide the inclusion of public art in the Were Street Reserve. Community feedback will help support Council to draft the brief provided to artists during the expression of interest stage.

What you told us

Thank you for your feedback.

In November and December you told us the themes resonated with you, and the value of art in public spaces for the community.

We received 160 responses through an online survey on Shaping Banyule, with 75% of participants selecting that the inclusion of public art in open spaces is important/very important. Over 93% of participants identified as local residents.

The online survey posed a series of questions and prompts to find out how the community feels about public art and how it can benefit Were Street Reserve.

You told us:

What next?

We are currently using your survey responses to develop a brief for artists to be advertised at the end of January during an expression of interest stage. This will be followed by a detailed shortlisting and selection process in April 2023.

The commissioned public art will be installed in late 2023.

Go here to view the full survey findings report, and click 'follow' at the top of the page to stay up-to-date with this project.