Pop up bar @ Main Street Pharmacy
To kick off Spring and shake off the lockdown blues, we held a pop up bar. Volunteers worked hard to make this a fun event featuring Sondrea Espresso Martinis. The community response was fabulous. Lots of patrons enjoyed a bite to eat at local eateries along Main Street before, after or during this event.
Sprocket and Rock It
Encouraging cyclists to visit Main Street and our local community members to dust off their bikes. Bike Fix Osborne Park, the mobile bike mechanic, offered free bike services and advice at our pop up cafe in the Osborne Park Hotel during Bike Month 2020.
Feed the Street
Our ongoing Feed the Street project looks for opportunities to establish more gardens on Main Street. This has seen planter boxes set up at both our fantastic pharmacies, planted with herbs for enjoyment by the local community. We’ll keep looking for more opportunities to grow on Main Street!
In 2019, the Main Street Co-op established four street libraries across Main Street. One has a permanent home at Starbright Early Learning, with the others hosted by local businesses along the strip. These libraries are available for the community to take and donate books, and are currently located within the Main Street Compounding Pharmacy, Osborne Park Hotel, and Eyeconik Optometrists.
Summer Outdoor Cinema @ Robinson Reserve
We celebrated summer in December 2019 with a classic Christmas movie – Home Alone – outdoors at Robinson Reserve.
Osborne Park Show
Over the years, we have had a space at the Osborne Park Show, enjoying a great day out and engaging with the community. In 2019, we had fun with kids activities and demonstrations from local businesses – including our Main Street Compounding Pharmacy and The Little Italian School.
Picnic in the Park
Celebrating the upgrade of Robinson Reserve, our Spring Picnic in the Park (September 2019) brought local families together for games and Story Time in the Sun!
Vintage High Tea @ the RSL
In November 2019, we partnered with the Osborne Park RSL Sub-branch for a vintage high tea in the stunning Osborne Park Memorial Hall.
In July 2019, we turned the delightful Osborne Park Agricultural Hall on Main Street into a free cinema for a weekend. The free kids session with Finding Nemo was a highlight, and a fantastic morning!
Sprocket and Rock It
March 2019 saw the Main Street Co-op celebrating Bike Week with a bike breakfast. Coffees, bikes, and our favourite DJ spinning some great sounds!
Pop Up Bar on Main Street
Co-hosted with the wonderful Posto Matto, our first pop up bar in November 2018 was a great night out!
Between September and October 2017 we put out a community survey to better understand the needs and wants of the community. The findings of the survey helped us develop our strategic action plan for activating Main Street. Read the report.
In 2020, we undertook a community survey to inform recommendations made to the City of Stirling about a future public square on Main Street. Read the report.
Public Art Murals
A number of vacant walls along Main Street provided the perfect canvas for vibrant street art pieces by Perth artists including Brenton See, Steven Buckles and Rebecca Cool. These art pieces have added some much needed colour to the strip and reflect the history and culture of Main Street and the Osborne Park area.
Branding and Signage
Our Main Street brand reflects the area’s identity as a welcoming village hub and destination for food, wine, entertainment and shopping, while also referencing our vision of breathing new life into Main Street. The signs can be seen at the entry points to the main cafe/retail strip at around Eldorado Street to the north and Federal Street to the south.
40km/h speed zone
A 40km/h speed limit zone along Main Street is now in place. This is an important first step towards making the area more pedestrian friendly and reducing traffic speeds through the Main Street precinct.