Clovelly Road will be transformed into a hub of activity and greenery this Sunday as part of the 2014 Better Block Demonstration Day.
Six UNSW Built Environment, Sustainable Infrastructure and Transport students will be volunteering their skills to the intiative this year, including Yash Tandon, Ashleigh Gay, Caitlin Brookes, Tina Kao, Sowmya Rao, and Homa Ramat.
Surveys of the local community and businesses have found that people want more trees and plants, seating, slower traffic speeds, and a more pedestrian-friendly environment on Clovelly Road. The transformation is one part of a much larger project facilitated by Park to Pacific, a group of local volunteers who are working with the community and businesses to create a long-term vision for the whole of Clovelly Road, from Centennial Park to the Pacific Ocean.
This Sunday, October 19 from 11am, the corner of Clovelly Road and Fern St will have large trees installed for the day, as well as stalls, music, facepainting, kids’ art and activities.
There will also be new art murals and a ‘parklet’ – made from a recycled shipping container – showcasing how the community can make positive improvements to their local shopping village.