Welcome to Love Outdoors

Throughout this project, you will see a number of outdoor activations come to life on our streets. From artists markets to parklets, through to graffiti removal and murals, Love Outdoors is ready to welcome in 2022.

Thanks to state government-led $40 million COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund 2021, Victorian councils can support businesses to operate in outdoor settings in a COVIDSafe manner.

The projects

Check out what we're up to below, and keep an eye on this page for future projects. You can also click the Follow button in the header to stay up to date with what's going on.
  • Arts & Crafts sessions

    Come and try your hand at painting, papier-mâché, zine making and much more.

    The space will be undercover with heaters to keep you toasty.

    When: Thursday 30 June,10am-1pm

    Where: Coburg Courtyard

  • Prue and Honey (MoreArt 2022)

    Prue and Honey’s performances will occur within a giant inflatable sculpture, which viewers may also enter, inside Schoolhouse Studios.

    When: Thursday 30th June

    10:30am-11am - in Coburg Courtyard
    11:30am-12:30pm - at Schoolhouse Studios
    1:30pm-2pm - in Coburg Courtyard
    2:30pm-3:30pm - at Schoolhouse studios

    Where: Schoolhouse Studios and Coburg Courtyard, near Coburg Station, Coburg.

    Image credit: Amrita Hepi, Honey Long and Prue Stent

  • RenuWall Mural Program

    This program beautifies our public spaces, engages our community and addresses graffiti hotspots in Merri-bek.

    Mural locations + artists:

    Co-Op Lane, Fawkner – Michael Fikaris

    Nicholson St/Brunswick Rd – Abbey Rich

    Wheatsheaf Rd - Lucy Lucy

    Featured mural by Lucy Lucy

Let us know about your experience

We'd love to hear your feedback on Love Outdoors.

Please leave your thoughts in the box below.

Tell us about your experience of our outdoor activations

8 June, 2022

AmyWatson says:

Some child-free zones. Not everybody likes to share the great outdoors with screaming children and ignorant parents

8 June, 2022

AmyWatson says:

Free group activities in the park like Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, Senior Fit with accredited trainers. Check out Cairns City Council's offerings

8 June, 2022

AmyWatson says:

Cyclists - should they cycle on the road or on the path? Apparently, they can do whatever they want

8 June, 2022

AmyWatson says:

Install public bins!! I can't believe I can walk 6 kms without seeing one bin unless it's bin day. Unbelievable

23 May, 2022

ChrisB says:

Make everybody love outdoors more by reducing the speed limit to 30km/h on all roads but the arterial roads.

10 April, 2022

Sarah says:

100% agree with fellow my Sarah! There is a real absence of council based activities and programs for kids and families further north!

4 April, 2022

Barbara says:

What are you doing for seniors?

3 April, 2022

Sarah says:

Perhaps something in moreland's forgotten north? Something family oriented in oak park, Glenroy, hadfield or fawkner.... we exist too.

25 March, 2022

Jen says:

Murals are great, more needed. Graffiti removal vouchers not working. Need proper removal program like City of Melbourne as well

3 March, 2022

Lynne Pryor says:

Love Outdoors offers fantastic ideas. A suggestion: Council returns the street litter bins that they've removed over the years. Seriously.

17 February, 2022

Mjy says:

Big problem with ugly graffiti and waste in streets, delighted to know about the art activations, clean up and awesome events coming up!

7 February, 2022

Sydney Road says:

RenuWall murals are great, but Bruns/Coburg has a huge problem with Tagging. We need a collaborative approach to try and stop this damage