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New Urban Workspaces

New Urban Workspaces

What is the new space for work?

A changing world

COVID has pushed us all on-line and we sort of are OK with this.

Most of the things that we used to do in the main street have changed.

Only food and beverage places seem to survive in this changed economy.

As fun as café and ice cream shops are, they don’t build a strong and diverse local economy.

But we still want to work in town and and connect.

We need new work spaces that:

  • Bring diverse economic activity to the City – not just food and beverage.
  • Street level spaces that are rent stabilised to support innovative businesses as they develop.
  • Bring back manufacturing and making into the heart of the city.
  • Are flexible and can be shared.
  • Builds in child care and play areas.
  • Links to centers of learning, entertainment and performance
  • Linked to green spaces, and are kid and family friendly.
  • Have shopfronts that open onto the street.

Leederville Connect is a civil society organisation, where everything is done by community, for community.

We have a really broad idea of community; for us it’s about bringing together residents, businesses, property owners and visitors. Our bottom line is – “it’s about ‘we’, not me”. We support each other and the rest of the community to make Leederville amazing. We are proud to be one of the pioneering Town Teams that Western Australia is now famous for in place-based planning and community practices.

Our mandate is ‘the Commons’ – those places and things in our cities from which everybody benefits but traditionally nobody takes responsibility. The Commons are where we meet in the street, the culture we create between us, the vibe of our place, the blurred lines between public spaces and private places.

We provide the opportunity for people to shape Leederville and draw on its history of innovation and creativity to continue exploring, experimenting, and inventing the future of this place. As a vibrant, connected, inner-city urban village, Leederville offers us a platform to test ideas for the future of society; one that is sustainable, resilient, and thriving. Our community works with developers, local government, businesses, and other citizens to co-create this future. You can read about our Vision here.

Want to know more about Leederville, the place? Discover Leederville here.

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