Creating Queenstown

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Creating Queenstown was a project that allowed the local people of Queenstown to work through and express their views and ideas about their community's future. The project spanned eleven weeks and took a multi-levelled approach in creating a new and positive pro-action plan to provide a new vision for the community.

The project included:

Creating Queenstown Workshop — externally facilitated with over 60 participants who helped establish a foundation of what local people thought of their community

Creating Queenstown Forum — a wide range of stakeholders from across the community contributed to discussion of the future of the region

Queenstown Student Artwork — students produced a range of drawings and paintings about what Queenstown means to them

Wild West Makers Space — in partnership with Launceston's Innovative Circle and Hobart's Hackerspace, over 200 people engaged with a makers workshop with 3D printers, CNC routers, virtual reality equipment and a replica car dashboard all being used.

Creating Queenstown aimed to engage every school student in the town and create a forum for open discussions and access to professional facilitators who have a history of working with transitioning communities.

Creating Queenstown was supported by WD Booth Memorial Trust.


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Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground