Sundown Success on Beaufort St

Thank you to all the people who made our first 2015 Sundowner a very special night. To see such generosity and comunity spirit, we really were blown away by it. Thanks go to 2nd Avenue Plaza, Pierrots Hair Studios, 2nd Ave SIGA, Seven Willow Designs, Red Cray on Beaufort, New Place Japanese Kitchen, Beaufort Realty, Inglewood Hotel for food, drinks and great organisation.

Working together is the best way we can create a successful place. Plus there are so many great people on Beaufort Street and our Sundowners are the best way to meet them all in one place.

We can’t wait to see everyone at our next event!

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Network El Presidente Pam Herron welcomes everyone to our first 2015 Sundowner

 

What Makes You Happy?

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!!

Festival 2014 sign
Street at night

There are also plenty of personal rewards in helping your community. Check out this Facebook clip – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201781335275182

Want to Help?

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 hello@beaufortstreet.com.au.

Too Busy?

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/

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Beaufort Street Network Members Sundowner

Beaufort Street Network Members are invited to the 1st Sundowner of 2015!

6.30pm to 8.30pm Tuesday 17 February 2015 at 2nd Avenue Plaza Precinct (corner of Beaufort St & Second Ave)

Not already a Member? It’s easy to join 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 joelanthony@iinet.net.au or by contacting the Pierrot’s Mt Lawley Studio at 08 9371 8210.

Business Sundowner 17.2.15

What Are Your Ideas for Beaufort Street in 2015?

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:


Email: hello@beaufortstreet.com.au

Facebook: BeaufortStreetNetwork

Twitter: @BeaufortStNet


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

Beaufort St Road Art
The colourful murals on Beaufort St have helped to slow vehicle speeds according to City of Vincent traffic data

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

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All art and items for sale at the Art Market is made in Western Australia

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

Beaufort Sign
The Festival attracted around 160,000 locals and visitors in 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

Kids loved the animals
Kids (and adults) loved the animals at the pop up petting zoo

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

Beaufort Street Sign Painted

Hollywood has its sign. Now we have our own colourful Beaufort Street sign. Well done to the City of Vincent!

Shop Local Campaign

Shop local

Yelp is promoting the Shops Local on Beaufort Street campaign – http://www.yelp.com.au/list/beaufort-street-mt-lawley-to-highgate-mt-lawley. Shopping local is one of the easiest and best ways to support a vibrant and independent street without lots of chain stores.

Better Beaufort Action Plan

Laneway was packed
The laneway mural project, organised by the Laneway Collective, is a great example of locals creating positive change

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.

Download the Action Plan from http://betterbeaufort.com.au/better-beaufort-action-plan/

Find out about the latest projects at https://beaufortstreet.com.au/about/currentprojects/

Street Art

Jacksons Lane
Colourful mural by Drew Straker in the laneway next to St Michael’s and Orno Interiors

Lots more art appeared to brighten the street. There are heaps of examples at https://beaufortstreet.com.au/art/

Street Upgrades

New seats

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

New Businesses

Astor Gelato

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

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BB Burger Bar has done a great job 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.

Residents can help create a greener Beaufort Street
Residents can help create a greener Beaufort Street

Market Mania this Sunday Morning and Monday Night

Beaufort Street Art Market

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!

Inglewood Night Markets

 

Guide For Businesses – Shop Local

The Beaufort Street Network is partnering with Yelp for ‘Yelp Shops Local On Beaufort Street’.

      

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In December Yelp​ will run​​ their Yelp Shops Local campaign. This is where they ask the Yelp community to take a pledge to shop locally for their Christmas presents instead of online.

We’ve been lucky enough to partner with Yelp to make their 2014 Yelp Shops Local Campaign an exclusively Beaufort Street campaign.

Here’s how it works:

​Objective:

Encourage the community to shop locally on Beaufort Street, instead of online in the lead up to Christmas​

​Cost to businesses to be involved:

​No cost​

​The ​promotion:

Each participating business would need to provide some form of discount or special offer during December 2014 for Yelpers.

Example 1: Free gift wrapping with purchase

​Example 2: 10% off full priced items

How Yelp Shops Local On Beaufort Street will be promoted via:

  • A flyer in all the participating businesses (paid for by Yelp) stating all the great offers by the Beaufort Street businesses
  • The Weekly Yelp e-newsletter (24,000 subscribers)
  • Event listings on Yelp
  • Yelp Perth’s Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
  • ​The Beaufort Street Network’s e-newsletter
  • ​The ​ Beaufort Street Network’s Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
  • Participating businesses Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
  • Media coverage

​To register: ​To register your business for this wonderful FREE promotion​ complete this short form ASAP as offers start in December

​For more information:

For more information or any queries drop the Yelp Perth Community Manager Laura Dew a line on laurad@yelp.com.au or 0402 831 761

shop local

Beaufort Street Festival Timelapse Video

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 –

https://vimeo.com/112136698

Thanks very much to Cliff Ferguson for putting this together and sharing it.

Helicopter shot of BSN bar
A helicopter shot of the Beaufort Street Network bar in Barlee Street car park

The Best Beaufort Street Festival (?)

What do you think? Was it the best so far?

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.