It’s heart-warming to see the community’s ideas take shape and definitely a place worth visiting. This public space in Cowes, off Chapel St, was locally known as Olive Justice Place and used primarily as a carpark and back of house area for nearby shops.
In 2020, we ran an engagement program with Bass Coast Council to draw out community ideas and experiences that could be accommodated onsite.
Most important was keeping the land in Council’s ownership and using it for something other than a carpark. With its preferred use a green space, in the heart of Cowes, protected from the Westernport winds. Bass Coast Shire Council has certainly delivered this community experience.
Photo Credits: Bass Coast Shire Council
Read the full news release here:
Here are some before footage we took for the consultation purposes: