Youth representatives discuss Carrum revitalisation
A recent forum gave young people in Carrum an opportunity to provide their input and help shape the upcoming Carrum Revitalisation works.
The forum gave the project the opportunity to engage with younger members of the community and better understand how they use the station precinct and surrounds. It also provided the opportunity to workshop ideas for how the new open spaces could be used.
Engaging with a younger demographic gives the project team feedback from a different perspective and offers students the opportunity to make their mark on their local area. It also provides younger members of the community a sense of ownership of the precinct, encouraging them to use, respect and care for it.
The forum was facilitated by The Space Agency, who specialise in activating and transforming community areas.
The group was asked to consider things such as what makes Carrum important to them and their families, how they would use the open space now and in the future, and what improvements should be considered by the project to ensure the local community can enjoy the spaces in the long-term.
Discussions within the group identified findings including the need for vibrant, safe and welcoming spaces to meet with family and friends, better connections to the beach and shops and safety improvements to intersections and play areas.
Following the session, the groups findings will be presented at the next Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group meeting in late May.
Later in the year we will be undertaking further community consultation in relation to the Carrum revitalisation. Once this process is complete, outcomes from the community engagement will feed into the project’s design process to develop final design.