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Manningham Council and the Victorian Government are investing $200,000 in an exciting new pop-up park and activation program at Jackson Court.
The Pop-up Park will be constructed at the start of December 2020 and trialled for 5 months. The aim of the project is to revitalise the neighbourhood centre, improve community connections and support our local businesses. The space is designed to inspire, with local arts activations, events, live music and food activities an option.
The Pop-Up Dining space will be COVID-safe, with regular cleaning and social distancing requirements. We’re working with local traders and the Jackson Court Discovery Group to sucessfully plan for the pop-up space.
The pop-up park will be trialled for 5 months and we welcome your feedback and ideas on how we can make this space even better. The Jackson Court Pop-Up park event activation calendar will be created shortly and shared on this site.
Some traders have expressed concerns regarding the loss of car parking. We have listened and amended the footprint of the pop-up park by removing only 16 car spaces, instead of 23. These changes will ensure we meet the project objectives without compromising the terms of our funding agreement. Importantly, the objectives of the project will still be met by delivering benefits for the Jackson Court traders.
We partnered with the Australian Government to implement new smart technologies at Jackson Court Neighbourhood Centre in Doncaster East under our Smart Cities - Reinventing Neighbourhoods program. Our Smart Cities - Reinventing Neighbourhoods program uses a range of smart sensors to gather data to better understand the community’s use of the Jackson Court Neighbourhood Centre and to help us improve the community’s experience of the centre.
We conducted research in the community to better understand how the community uses the neighbourhood and how we can plan for the future.
Works began in November 2019 and finished in March 2020 with new sensors installed to gather real time data of vehicle use, pedestrian movement and environmental conditions e.g. pollution, heat, noise at Jackson Court Neighbourhood Centre. We want to understand how visitors move through the centre, their modes of transport, how long they stay and what activities they undertake. The data helps us plan for parking, pavements and infrastructure and to make more attractive for residents and visitors to the area. The data will be used by local business and community groups to plan events and promotions at Jackson Court Neighbourhood Centre.
Data and your Privacy
We partnered with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and RMIT’s Healthy Liveable Cities Group to produce a neighbourhood liveability report for Manningham. Initially focused on the Jackson’s Court Neighbourhood Centre, this study was expanded across all 281 neighbourhoods of Manningham. The Liveability Assessment of the Neighbourhoods of Manningham provides an analysis of 16 different social, economic and environmental liveability indicators of health, to better understand the liveability strengths and challenges across the municipality.
You can download and view the Liveability Assessment of the Neighbourhoods of Manningham (4.6 MB)
We formed a Discovery Group of traders, residents and community leaders who meet regularly to help plan the future of the Jackson Court Neighbourhood Centre. Decisions made by the group will be informed by the ‘smart data’ – such as what trends and seasonal factors affect the number of visitors to Jackson Court – and will help in planning for a stronger and more vibrant neighbourhood centre. We will listen to and assess the group’s proposals and will assist to advance them into actions through planning, capital works and budget processes.