The streets of Morpeth are about to come alive, thanks to an exciting new project starting on Friday.
‘Morph It’ will see public spaces unlocked through temporary street installations, artwork and a range of programs.
Funded by the NSW Government and Maitland City Council, Mayor Loretta Baker says the project aims to increase visitation and social connetion.
“I’m really excited to see the streets transformed in a way that’s complementary to the township’s unique character and history,” she said.
As part of the project, the road along Green Street will be adorned with a temporary artwork between Swan Street and Elizabeth Street.
Seating, street furniture and a marquee will be installed on Berkley Street between Swan and Close Street, while two unique temporary outdoor seating and dining areas have been built using shipping containers and will be installed on Swan Street.
A 150 metre dedicated walking and cycle path will be marked by creative road art to connect Swan Street to Queens Wharf, via Queens Wharf Road.
The project will also feature an activation program that includes farmers markets, live music, antique discovery day, yard games and kids’ art activities.
The programming will run from 11am Friday to Sunday 29 November.
‘Morph It’ will also see the council pilot temporary changes to a section of parking on the northern side of Swan Street from parallel to 60 degree rear to kerb parking, resulting in a gain of four parking spaces.