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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: 

Conversation Co

Conversation Co proudly acknowledges and celebrates First Peoples of Australia and their ongoing strength in upholding some of the world's oldest living cultures. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout what is now Victoria – where we live, conduct pop-ups, and engage with our communities – and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. Conversation Co acknowledges First Peoples' sovereignty has never been ceded. The strength, resilience and pride of First Peoples, their cultures, communities and identities continue to grow and thrive today despite the impact of colonisation and ongoing experiences of racism.

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