Activation unlocked on Chapman Road

Published on Friday, 24 September 2021 at 4:48:17 PM

Chapman Road Geraldton Launch

Picture Caption: Councillor Steve Douglas and RAC’s A/Senior Manager Public Policy James Brooks enjoy the parklet on the newly launched Chapman Road.

Fresh paint, new tree plantings, parklets and amazing local artwork has unlocked a great deal of vibrancy on Chapman Road!

Officially launched today through a partnership with RAC, the Chapman Road Tactical Urbanisation Pilot Project 12-month trial has begun.

The stretch of road from Cathedral Avenue to Durlacher Street has been completely transformed and is now a place for people, not just cars.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was great to see more activation and revitalisation in the CBD.

“We hope people will take the time to enjoy the work that has been done to liven up this stretch of Chapman Road and take in the amazing art installations,” he said.

“We’ve worked alongside a lot of amazing local artists, including students and Yamaji Art to really enhance the pedestrian’s experience on this section of road.

“We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to the working party made up of local business operators and property owners, community group members, youth, Main Roads WA and others who developed the plan and RAC for their support in seeing this project become a reality.”

The 12-month pilot project is delivered by the City in partnership with RAC through its Reconnect WA initiative, which aims to create vibrant streets and public spaces for Western Australians to interact and connect.

Those part of the project including artists, working party members and RAC representatives gathered today along Chapman Road to celebrate its completion and kick-start the 12-month trial.

RAC Group Executive Social and Community Impact Patrick Walker said RAC is excited to support projects that bring new energy and vibrancy to our communities.

“A key priority of RAC’s Reconnect WA initiative is to inspire local residents and businesses to get involved in driving positive change in their local areas,” he said.

“Pop-up bike lanes, wider footpaths, improved pedestrian crossings and new parklets are all in the mix to help this stretch of Chapman Road become a more attractive place for people, not just cars.”  

Along with a significant art element, recycled planter boxes have been installed featuring greenery, as well as RUOK benches donated by Desert Blue Connect.

A favourite for the kids will be the ‘Critter Trail on Chapman’ which takes youngsters on an interactive journey along Chapman Road to collect a secret password hidden amongst quirky art pieces.

As well as ‘Selfie Walls’ which will be fun for the whole community!

For more information on the Chapman Road project as well as more information on the artwork, head to On Chapman » City of Greater Geraldton (


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