Point Cook Pop Up Park

Point Cook is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia and is home to over 60 000 people (2019) from 160 different ethnicities. It also has a very young demographic of families with over a third of the population under 14 years of age. Interestingly, it is also the online shopping capital in Australia according to Australia Post.

Point Cook Pop Up Park (PCPUP) was an idea proposed to Connect the Heart of the Community and create a focal point to congregate and get to know one another, and support our local traders. Catalysed through Melbourne placemaking consultancy - CoDesign Studio's The Neighbourhood Project, PCPUP was successfully piloted in 2018, and has since been actively supported by local community members and is a popular pop up space amongst locals and visitors alike.

Point Cook Pop Up Park set up team

Point Cook Pop Up Park Shipping Container with signage on left and right sides

People walking around Point Cook Pop Up Park with bear mascot.

Womens Day Event 2019

Easter event 2019

Images by Shri Photos and David Mullins

 

Project Success and Progress

Read our White Paper (2019) which details the project and success in creating connections and supporting the local economy. Additionally, explore our 2019 and 2020 narrative to see our progression, or enjoy our video highlights below. 

Also check out our Point Cook Mural developed with University of Melbourne Students in 2019-2020, featuring community stories and memories of  animals and plants in Point Cook.

 

Stakeholders

Wyndham City Council, Stockland Point Cook, Point Cook Community Groups and Members