The Beaufort Street Network has developed a plan for a Better Beaufort Street. It’s already an exciting and unique place, but it could be even better.

Welcome to Beaufort Street

Welcome to Beaufort Street

Great places don’t just happen. They need to be created by people for people. It takes some hard work. But there are huge benefits for residents and visitors. We get an amazing place where we can relax, shop, meet friends, live, work and play.

A place to feel proud of.

Times are changing and the street faces a range of challenges. The best way to meet these challenges is to have a plan to guide future actions. There are actions for local businesses, residents, the Network and local governments. Every small action is important.

The Better Beaufort Action Plan:

  • Establishes a vision for the place
  • Has 5 principles to guide future actions
  • Identifies short, medium and long term actions
  • Is based on feedback from local businesses, residents and visitors.
The Better Beaufort Action Plan is based on business and community feedback

The Better Beaufort Action Plan is based on business and community feedback

Cities often plan big budget projects to revitalise an area, but they are expensive and often fail. It is much better to encourage smaller, creative, community-driven projects that taken together deliver positive changes.
The Beaufort Street Network is a positive and proactive community organisation. We created Perth’s most successful street party – the Beaufort Street Festival.
The Beaufort Street Festival is Perth's best street party

The Beaufort Street Festival is Perth’s best street party

So we know a few things about throwing big parties. But we want to create a better place all year round.

We need to make people ‘feel at home’ on the street – comfortable, relaxed and entertained. Attracting more people for longer periods is the key for creating socially and economically successful places. We need to work with local governments to reduce red tape and make it easier to effect change. We are working cooperatively with the City of Vincent and City of Stirling to create better places.

We can all play a part. Even just being interested in what is going on is a great start. We can’t change without first changing our thinking. So get on board!! Help us create a Better Beaufort Street!

A place to feel proud of.

Beaufort Street comes alive at night

Beaufort Street comes alive at night

Ask not what Beaufort Street can do for you – ask what you can do for Beaufort StreetJohn F. Kennedy 1961

 Do what you can, with what you have, where you are – Theodore Roosevelt

19 responses to “

  1. I have seen a lot of place management organisations and I’m so proud of what you’re doing; your focus is sincere, and is based around the links between community wand independent business.

    Organising places is SO about businesses – but NOT about consumerism, of itself. You get that.

    I cite the recent article you posted about the dental practise calling out for artworks to be bought/sold on their walls.

    Cheers.

    N

    • Thanks Nick.

      We are really proud of our independent traders and want to help the street get even better. Creating a great place for people is also one of the best ways to support local businesses. So it’s a win / win (corny but true).

  2. It would be lovely to see similar improvements such as Street Art, pavement treatments, colourful benches, ect extended to some of the main artery streets such as Walcott . It seems a shame that these business’s don’t get to have the same benefits as the Beaufort Street Traders. They are also part of the Mt Lawley Urban Village and shouldn’t be forgotten.

  3. I would LOVE to see an op shop on Beaufort St – a good, big one, that is a little bit selective (even if it means charging a bit more) in terms of quality, and has a large range.
    One like the Good Sammies on Rokeby Rd.
    PLEEEAASE! (Maybe could be trialled via pop-up?)

    More broadly, I think Beaufort St needs a bit more ‘bread & butter’ retail, for those of us who try to live and shop locally, but are on a tighter budget and aren’t in the market for high-end boutique/non-essential stuff. Even if it wasn’t el cheapo stores, just need places that sell more basics – I do think that’s something rokeby rd really has going for it; places like seed, esprit, a big optometrist or 2, hidden lace (my go-to shop for maternity underwear!), the swim shop… and again, the op shop/s! And just generally, more kid-related stuff to meet the needs of the recent ‘baby boom’ in the area. Of course, I don’t want Beaufort st to lose its own character, but reality is… it is kinda suffering at the moment, and quite a few good places have died. There are a tonne of places to eat, drink and get coffee, and it’s great that it’s a choice destination for so many in broader Perth, but for many of us that strip is our local ‘shopping centre’ (or we would like it to be), so there needs to be a balance.

    I realise it’s not really under *your* control who sets up shop in the area, but I just wanted somewhere to vent my ideas😉

    • Hi Deb,

      We agree, but unfortunately can’t do much about these issues directly. A big issue is the high rents charged by landlords, which means “bread and butter” retail and op shops struggle. Whilst we all need to vent on occasions, we also need to focus on the things we can influence and improve.

      The Better Beaufort Team

  4. Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using
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  5. Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Superb choice of colors!

  6. I am no longer sure the place you are getting your info,
    but good topic. I needs to spend a while studying much more or understanding more.

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  7. I would like to see more parking maybe a 4 story parking behide IGA. More parking= more people to shop

    • Hi there, Could you please let me know when your next meeting is scheduled. I would like to come along and join your network. I am the owner of Fez Cafe in Mt Lawley and would like to get involved. Cheers

      Kind Regards – Kerry Simpson Sent from my iPad

  8. Hi. I am trying to track down the owner of a book of wedding photographs taken in probably the late 1950s by ace photography in Beaufort st bridge. Do you know of this company and if they still exist?

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