The Mackay region is comprised of a mix of urban and rural areas, each with a unique character and community. Council recognises that communities with a strong sense of place each have a unique attractiveness which can encourage people to live, work, play and visit. These places are drivers of economic development, are a source of community pride and enrich the quality of our lives.
The Activate My Place! (AMP!) is a placemaking grants program that supports communities and businesses across the region to create and deliver inspiring, inclusive and vibrant projects in public spaces.
AMP! aims to empower communities to create places where people feel connected, resulting in more engaged communities, thriving local economies, and an enhanced quality of life.
In previous rounds the program contributed funding to paint an impressive super-mural on the Slade Point Water Tower. Another successful project was the reinvigoration of Fifth Lane in the Mackay City Centre which saw art installation, pasteups, temporary displays and lighting displays come to life.
Council is keen to work with communities to identify projects that will activate the local pockets of our region for the benefit, pleasure and wellbeing of our communities and visitors.
Applications are open from March 15, until April 26, 2021.
To find out more information about the AMP! placemaking grant program please see the guidelines. Before lodging your grant application, you are strongly advised to discuss your placemaking idea with council’s Economic Development program via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 4961 9587.
Applications are to be submitted online via Smarty Grants.