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People-powered makeover shifts focus to Mount Larcom

The Mount Larcom community is gearing up to make their town's 7 Day Makeover just as successful as the Gladstone CBD makeover completed earlier this month.

The 7 Day Makeover program's creator, David Engwicht, will return to the Gladstone Region this week to help community volunteers revitalise Mount Larcom's underused public spaces in just seven days using only $5000 and upcyclable materials.

He said, while Mount Larcom's makeover would follow the same format as Gladstone's, the results were likely to be very different.

"Incredible places were created in Gladstone but Mount Larcom will inject its own heart and soul into its public places and I can't wait to see the results," Mr Engwicht said.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said people of all ages and skills were welcome to participate in the project, which commences this Saturday, April 22.

He said volunteers could take part in planning, implementation or both, and contribute as little as an hour.

"If you are passionate about the project, have great ideas for Mount Larcom's underappreciated spaces, or have specialist skills you’d like to offer, please join our weekend planning workshop," Councillor Burnett said.

"Or, if you want to help bring plans to fruition, attend our volunteers briefing to choose a task or project that suits your interests and availability."

The 7 Day Makeover of Mount Larcom will take place as follows:

•    Planning workshop: Weekend of April 22 and 23 at the Mount Larcom Community Centre
•    Volunteers briefing: 4pm, Sunday, April 23 at the Mount Larcom Community Centre
•    Implementation: flexible roster, April 24 - 28 (location/s to be decided in planning workshop)

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The Mount Larcom 7 Day Makeover is an initiative of Gladstone Regional Council, facilitated by Creative Communities International and supported by the State Government's Community Resilience Fund. 

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