Wellard Square will undergo a seven-day makeover in April to transform the space with the help of the local community. The City of Kwinana is partnering with the RAC through its Reconnect WA initiative to engage place-making expert David Engwicht from Creative Communities International for the whirlwind makeover next month. Reconnect WA provides funding to local governments across the State to deliver community projects that change the look and feel of public spaces. Mayor Carol Adams said the city had already hosted an information night, youth information session and business breakfast to facilitate the project. An ‘ideas generation’ day on April 15 will inform the project planning on April 16 ahead of the makeover week from April 17-21. Ms Adams said people of all ages and abilities were welcome to come and “roll up their sleeves and help transform The Strand”. “City Officers will be involved throughout the makeover to help facilitate, manage risk, and ensure successful outcomes and we are thrilled to be a part of a people-powered transformation of The Strand,” she said. “A launch party to celebrate the community’s achievements will take place on April 22.” Creative Communities International director Mr Engwicht said he was constantly surprised by what communities could achieve in just seven days. “The secret to the success of the 7-Day Makeover is that it’s driven by the public and works on an impossibly short timeline with a very limited budget,” he said. RAC general manager external relations Will Golsby said these community-led makeovers gave locals an opportunity to connect with each other. “By trialling new and innovative ways to use our streets and public spaces, we hope to lay the foundations for longer-term changes that support RAC’s vision for safer, more sustainable and better connected communities,” Mr Golsby said. To register for the Wellard Village 7 Day Makeover or donate, visit event.brite.com.au.