THE DOWERIN DO-OVER – A FESTIVAL OF IDEAS IN THE WHEATBELT
The Wheatbelt Busines Network and Town Team Movement and supporting partners are excited to announce the upcoming Dowerin Do-Over Conference on the 30 April 2021.
What is the Dowerin Do-Over and why is it happening in Dowerin?
The Dowerin Do-Over is a conference of ideas, providing attendees the opportunity to learn and share new ideas to re-activate regional towns across the Wheatbelt and beyond. The Dowerin business community is invited to get involved and learn more about how to further activate your town, including pop up activations, presentations, demonstrations, fun-shops, community interventions, amenity improvements, tourism opportunities, and much more.
This conference promotes a community and business led approach to town centre revitalisation and is in two parts.
Part One – Conference
The conference will be held at various locations within the town centre. Topics include:
- Economic & Community Development
- Place Leadership & Main Street Management
- Streetscape Revitalisation
- Tourism Attraction & Retention
- Regional Events & Community Art Projects
- How to Start a Town Team
- Understanding & Celebrating Heritage
- The Role of Arts in the New Economy
- Relationships & Community Capacity Building
Part Two – Mainstreet activation
The Dowerin Shire has made available a number of ‘empty’ or ‘dead’ zones throughout the Dowerin Town Centre for the conference projects. Community and business members from Dowerin and surrounding towns are invited to participate and collaborate in activities to bring these areas to life as part of the conference, and learn new skills to take back to other towns and communities.
Who is this event for?
This event is targeted at community and business organisations, regional local & state government staff, elected members, community resource centre representatives, and absolutely everyone keen to find new and innovative ways to create great regional towns.
Local businesses are the key to town centre revitalisation, and we would love your input into the activations on the day, and have you come along for the conference.
Come to the Conference and After Party
For more information about the conference and after party head here.
This event is made possible with the sponsorship of Shire of Dowerin, NEWROC, and RAC.