Maitland City Council has been successful in securing funding as part of the NSW Governments Streets as Shared Spaces grants program. ‘Morph It’ will see Council unlock public space in Morpeth through a suite of quick, engaging and high impact temporary interventions that build upon the unique character of the historic town of Morpeth and challenge the traditional hierarchy of our streets.
Creative road surface treatments in Berkley Street and Green Street will create a vibrant platform for pop activations, markets and interactive play spaces and a dedicated walking and cycle path connecting Swan Street to the picturesque Queens Wharf Park will improve cyclability and walkability in Morpeth. The road surface treatments should be sympathetic to Morpeth’s rich history and ideally draw inspiration from the surrounding architecture, businesses or the unique heritage of the township.
In addition to road surface treatments, there are a number of other opportunities including overhead installations and parklet design. Please see details of all opportunities in the attached document.
Individuals may make submissions for any or all projects or collaborate with others to deliver one or all elements of the projects outlined below.
- Applications will be open until midnight 20 September 2020
- Berkley Street surface treatment: up to $3,500 + GST where applicable
- Berkley Street seating/furniture: up to $3,500 + GST
- Berkley Street overhead installation: up to $2,500 + GST
- Green Street surface treatment: up to $3,000 + GST
- Temporary cyclelane from Swan Street to Queens Wharf: up to $3,000 + GST
- Parklet design: up to $2,500 + GST
For more information, download the guidelines here.