Croydon South: 20-Minute Neighbourhood Evaluation

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Looking back on the Croydon South Place Activation


Living locally is an important way to increase community resilience, support one another as we recover from COVID-19, and get involved with making your neighbourhood a better place to live, work, and play.


This 20-minute neighbourhoods place activation initiative focused on providing a place for local community to come together, connect to one another, and support local business. The community saw the delivery of vibrant pop-up spaces and activities, as well as revitalised public amenities that encourage you to see your local area in a new light, with an increased offering of activities, events, and opportunities for play.


Over the past 7 months, the Croydon South 20-Minute Neighbourhoods Place Activation Project has seen a number of positive outcomes for the local community:

  • In March 2021, a temporary pop-up park space was delivered in the main carpark of Eastfield Shops/The Mall, transforming the space into a vibrant meeting place for community to come together and connect.
  • Between March and July 2021, a series of exciting events and activities were delivered in the space to support the local shops, as well as local artists and the community in recovering from the impacts of COVID-19. The events encouraged increased activity at the shops and provided new experiences for locals to assist with supporting community mental health and well-being.
  • Community participation and public art opportunities proved to have positive impact for both the community and Council alike. The Neighbourhood Snap Shoot, which showcased a range of community faces and voices, was well received during the most recent lock-down. The project was inspiring and positive, encouraging unity across the neighbourhood. The positive sentiments shared by the community allowed Council to better understand what people love about the area and what makes it unique!
  • A number of permanent upgrades were also identified through the project and will be delivered in the community by the end of September. These include some new pedestrian amenities upgrades, community notice board and more permanent public art opportunities. All of which speak to the local community identity and help to create a 20-Minute Neighbourhood in Croydon South.




We want to hear from you!

We welcome you to share your reflections on the pop-up space and project activities. Your comments will help us to understand the value of this work and direct future activities planned for the neighbourhood!

Simply post your feedback using the "share your views" tab below - you can even upload an image, and you can comment and like other people's comments.

Other opportunities to provide feedback

Our Victorian Government partners have commissioned an evaluation from Stantec consultants to assess how this project has impacted the local area - getting an understanding of who is using the centre and how they are travelling to it. If you would like to participate in this survey please see details further down on this page.

Looking back on the Croydon South Place Activation


Living locally is an important way to increase community resilience, support one another as we recover from COVID-19, and get involved with making your neighbourhood a better place to live, work, and play.


This 20-minute neighbourhoods place activation initiative focused on providing a place for local community to come together, connect to one another, and support local business. The community saw the delivery of vibrant pop-up spaces and activities, as well as revitalised public amenities that encourage you to see your local area in a new light, with an increased offering of activities, events, and opportunities for play.


Over the past 7 months, the Croydon South 20-Minute Neighbourhoods Place Activation Project has seen a number of positive outcomes for the local community:

  • In March 2021, a temporary pop-up park space was delivered in the main carpark of Eastfield Shops/The Mall, transforming the space into a vibrant meeting place for community to come together and connect.
  • Between March and July 2021, a series of exciting events and activities were delivered in the space to support the local shops, as well as local artists and the community in recovering from the impacts of COVID-19. The events encouraged increased activity at the shops and provided new experiences for locals to assist with supporting community mental health and well-being.
  • Community participation and public art opportunities proved to have positive impact for both the community and Council alike. The Neighbourhood Snap Shoot, which showcased a range of community faces and voices, was well received during the most recent lock-down. The project was inspiring and positive, encouraging unity across the neighbourhood. The positive sentiments shared by the community allowed Council to better understand what people love about the area and what makes it unique!
  • A number of permanent upgrades were also identified through the project and will be delivered in the community by the end of September. These include some new pedestrian amenities upgrades, community notice board and more permanent public art opportunities. All of which speak to the local community identity and help to create a 20-Minute Neighbourhood in Croydon South.




We want to hear from you!

We welcome you to share your reflections on the pop-up space and project activities. Your comments will help us to understand the value of this work and direct future activities planned for the neighbourhood!

Simply post your feedback using the "share your views" tab below - you can even upload an image, and you can comment and like other people's comments.

Other opportunities to provide feedback

Our Victorian Government partners have commissioned an evaluation from Stantec consultants to assess how this project has impacted the local area - getting an understanding of who is using the centre and how they are travelling to it. If you would like to participate in this survey please see details further down on this page.

Page last updated: 16 September 2021, 15:01