What makes you happy? Family … friends … holidays … great food … coffee …?
People who volunteer in their local communities are significantly happier than those who don’t, according to a study from the United States. Read the article <here>.
Helping others can help yourself.
The Beaufort Street Network is positive and proactive group of businesses and residents volunteering their time to create a Better Beaufort Street. Great places don’t just happen. They need to be created by people for people. It takes some hard work.
But there are huge benefits for local businesses, residents and visitors. We get an amazing place where we can relax, shop, meet friends, live, work and play. A place to feel proud of.
Hundreds of people volunteer their time to help with the Beaufort Street Festival. In fact, it would be almost impossible to deliver the Festival without the amazing efforts of our volunteers! Thank you!!
There are so many ideas and possible projects to improve Beaufort Street. If you are interested, we’ll let you know what is going on and find something you would be interested in helping with. Or you might have your own ideas. Creating a better place can be fun and build on your skills and abilities. Email us email@example.com.
We all lead busy lives. A really easy way to help is to join the Beaufort Street Network. The Network is a not for profit community organisation run by volunteers. Your support helps the Network to create better places, promote local businesses and build a stronger community. It only costs $25 a year to be a Member and $95 a year for businesses. Find out more at https://beaufortstreet.com.au/about/join/
The Sundwner will be hosted by the multi-award winning businesses of the 2nd Ave Plaza Precinct. The evening will feature champagne, canapés, fashion showcases & more sponsored by Pierrot’s Hair Studios, Red Cray Restaurant, 2nd Ave Supa IGA, Champagne Couture & Seven Willow Designs.
The evening also features a special guest presentation by renowned marketing guru and strategist, Barry Urquhart on a subject us business owners can all currently relate to – ‘consumer spending forecasting in current economic times as well as how businesses can network together to grow further community awareness’.
Come network & clink glasses with other businesses within our celebrated community. Please confirm your attendance to Joel Anthony by Wednesday, the 11th of February via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Pierrot’s Mt Lawley Studio at 08 9371 8210.
Welcome to 2015! We hope it is going to be another fantastic year for Beaufort Street.
What are your ideas for Beaufort Street in 2015? How can we make it a better place?
We achieved a lot in 2014 and we’d like to hear your ideas on what should happen in 2015. Tell us what you think by contacting us via:
The Beaufort Street Network is run by volunteers and relies on memberships and donations. So also have a think about HOW we can make your ideas happen. Finding the people, time and resources to implement great ideas are our main challenges!
As a reminder, here are some of the things that happened in 2014 to create a better Beaufort Street.
Beaufort Street Road Art
The City of Vincent and Beaufort Street Network worked with the Public Transport Authority to install these bright new entry statements in November. This is the first time this has been done on a major road in Australia. The art has been installed on the corner of Grosvenor Road (outside IGA, Planet and the Flying Scotsman) and St Alban Ave (near Ace Pizza). The idea is that they will help brighten up the street, create interest and slow cars down through the main pedestrian areas.
Beaufort Street Art Market
The Beaufort Street Network launched the Art Market to promote local artists and provide a vibrant new Sunday morning market. The market is organised by the Network and is held on the first Sunday of each month from 9am to 1pm. Find out more at https://beaufortstreet.com.au/art-market/
Beaufort Street Festival 2014
This year’s Festival was amazing with something for everyone. The street was packed from midday in to the evening and local businesses did a roaring trade. You can see a timelapse of what happened over the course of the day at https://beaufortstreet.com.au/festival-timelapse/
Mary Street Piazza
The local community has been asking for free, comfortable public spaces on the street. The Network worked with the City of Vincent to launch a 2 week pop up piazza on Mary Street. The community feedback was fantastic with 87% of the 300 submissions supporting a new public space for Beaufort Street.
The City is now working to develop a permanent public piazza space during 2015.
Beaufort Street Sign
Hollywood has its sign. Now we have our own colourful Beaufort Street sign. Well done to the City of Vincent!
The Network developed a plan for a better Beaufort Street in conjunction with the community. It’s already an exciting and unique place, but it could be even better. But great places don’t just happen. They need to be created by people for people. It takes some hard work. But there are huge benefits for businesses, residents and visitors.
The Network worked proactively with the City of Vincent to upgrade the street, including:
Conducting a ‘street audit’ to identify issues to be addressed
Planting new trees, shrubs and garden beds to provide shade and greenery
Installing 12 new seats to create more comfortable places to sit
Upgrading bike racks to encourage cycling
We welcomed new businesses to the street including Astor Gelato, Guzman Y Gomez, Grill’d, The Dental Gallery and Kingston International College.
Greening the Street
Greening the street was a big focus in 2014 and will be in 2015 too. The City of Vincent has completed its streetscape upgrades, which added new trees, creepers and garden beds. The Network will be encouraging businesses and residents to help green the street in 2015.
Beaufort Street now has two markets! The Beaufort Street Art Market is back again this Sunday 7 December from 9am to 1pm in the Barlee Street car park. Find out more at https://beaufortstreet.com.au/art-market/
New Monday Night Markets
Beaufort Street will host new Monday Night Markets starting on Monday 8 December. The Night Markets are presented by community group Inglewood on Beaufort and will be at 5 sites on Beaufort Street in Inglewood https://beaufortstreet.com.au/monday-night-markets/.
The Night Markets will be on every Monday evening over the summer months.
Who said Perth was boring?? Life is never boring on Beaufort Street!
The 2014 Festival was fantastic. Get a unique view of what happened over the course of the day from 6am to 7pm from the top of the Alexander Building. The photos were taken every 5 seconds and combined in to this short Vimeo Clip –
We’ve had some great feedback on Festival 2014! An estimated 150,000 people rocked our fifth street festival. It had lots happening catering for many different tastes. But it also celebrated Beaufort Street’s unique identity – diversity, creativity and fun.
Here are just a few pics to remind you of what happened. Thanks to all involved in creating and delivering the Festival and all those that came along the enjoy our biggest day of the year! Send us your favourite pics.