Published 28 September 2017

Modbury’s Civic Park is set to get a 7-Day Makeover with a section of the park to  be transformed on a shoe-string budget over seven days using people-power. The makeover is scheduled for 30 October to 3 November this year.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us. David Engwicht, creator of the 7-Day Makeover, will teach us how to create great public spaces relatively cheaply and with instant results,” said Tegan Hale, City of Tea Tree Gully arts project development officer.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate, even if they can only give one hour.

Register for our 3 October info night

Mr Engwicht will present an info night on how the makeover will work and how you can get involved at Tea Tree Gully Library on 3 October from 6.30 to 8pm. Register here.

For the past 25 years, Mr Engwicht, from Creative Communities, has been helping towns around the world transform public spaces into vibrant community hubs.

“But I was frustrated,” Mr Engwicht. “Change was often a slog, and not a lot of fun. Processes often got bogged down in endless committee meetings. Good people would throw up their hands and give up. I watched in dismay as innovative projects were often killed off by the town naysayers. So to overcome these problems, I created the 7-Day Makeover.”

“The secret to the success of the 7-Day Makeover is that it’s driven by the public and works on an impossibly short timeline with a very limited budget. So it doesn’t get bogged down in meetings and processes.”

Mr Engwicht said he is constantly surprised by what communities can achieve in just seven days. “It is often 700% better than I imagined in my wildest dreams.”

Work will most likely be carried out in underutilised sections of the park.