BAYSWATER’S mission to become a hip suburb continued last weekend when council unveiled the first “parklet” in the town centre.
By transforming on-street parking bays into a community space for the public, parklets have become a popular feature in cities like Vincent and Fremantle.
Baysy’s first parklet is outside the .tbsp café on King William Street, and was jointly funded by the council and the cafe.
“The community told us that parklets were something they wanted see as a way to activate the street, so I’m thrilled that we have been able to work with local businesses to make this happen,” said Bayswater mayor Dan Bull
“I would like to thank the team at .tbsp for working with the city on this exciting project that will help activate King William Street and encourage people to stay longer.
“Planter boxes built by Bayswater Men’s Shed are also being installed and will be filled with waterwise native plants, giving the street a lift before the busy holiday season.”