Greening the Pipeline
Spotswood to Werribee, Melbourne
Over a two-month period, Creative Suburbs undertook some community engagement exercises, to understand the community’s preferences and ideas regarding the redevelopment of the decommissioned Main Outfall Sewer (the pipeline) into a linear parkland.
This engagement consisted of both online and face-to-face activities. A uniquely branded website was set up, featuring an interactive map that allowed members of the local community to share and support location specific ideas online.
The website also included an option to join a “Friends of the Pipeline” group. Two face-to-face community events were held to raise awareness about the project and gather ideas, as well as a stakeholder workshop with the local community and government groups during which ideas and priorities were discussed.
The project created significant momentum and interest among the local community and stakeholder groups.