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Tactical urbanism - Turpin Road Shops


This row of shops was identified by City Place Making and Councillor Boulton as a candidate for a Tactical Urbanism project.


The aim of the design was to provide a lift to the shops by adding some interest to the footpath and adding some colourful plant pots. The original footpath colour was quite light and showed a lot of stains and was difficult to keep clean, a dark colour was chosen with a speckle through it to help hid any discolouration. The streetscape also lacked any vegetation to help soften the building lines so six large colourful planter pots were installed.

Project information

Design: City Place Making
Build/installation: Building Maintenance
Cost: $25,000

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Please note: This project was completed in January 2017.

For more information, download and view the Turpin Shops concept design (PDF 666Kb).

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