Activity Centres & Place Managers

About the SIG

This SIG was established in May 2006 to provide a network for Local Government officers responsible for managing a Town Centre or implementing Activity Centre policy on behalf of Councils. It meets every two to three months, with meetings hosted by different Councils. Its primary functions are to:

  • Act as a forum to discuss the Activity Centres program
  • Develop an understanding of what is happening in respective Activity Centres
  • Share information and ideas on Activity Centre projects
  • Provide a networking opportunity for Local Government officers
  • Lobby, advocate and promote Activity Centre programs
  • Act as a central group for Activity Centre queries in Local Government
  • Host Activity Centre training, speakers, seminars and workshops
  • Work in partnership with the State Government implementing Activity Centre programs and policies

  Online community

This SIG is supported by an online community. We believe that accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated. Our communities are only for people working in Local Government and there are many benefits to participating in them. They are a great way to keep in touch in between meetings, by asking your fellow SIG colleagues questions and sharing resources. You can also see who else is involved in the SIG and get in touch with them quickly.  Agendas, minutes, presentations and other SIG resources will also be posted on the online community.

Want to get involved?

Simply sign in, top of screen, go to 'Hi' - this is your profile, head to Participation and then onto Community.

Upcoming meetings

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Kicking off at Narre Warren Station the group will explore Narre Village shopping precinct, discuss placemaking and investment attraction in the Narre Warren Business Park and then move towards the award winning Bunjil Place the City of Casey's $125 million civic precinct. Here you will see an example of public square and urban screen in action and discuss the complexities of working with Westfield as an adjoining... Details
When: June 21, 2021
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Experience parklet and outdoor dining innovations in Glen Waverley. Community safety is imbedded into the place making team at Monash and is a key ingredient in making better and safer places. The team will share a number of place and safety matters they have tackled including, a coordinated Council/Police response to criminal activity; safety audits, use of crime stats, rough sleepers and the development of a Glen Waverley Safe... Details
When: September 6, 2021

Active in this SIG

  • 140 Current Total


Please note that this SIG is a closed group, open only to people currently working in a Victorian Council who are current LGPro Members. This includes Fellow, Professional, Young Professional and SIG annual membership types

To join this SIG email us at

Who should attend

  • Place Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Economic Developers
  • Social Planners
  • Event Managers
  • Anyone with an interest or involvement in implementing Activity Centre policy


Register your attendance

To register your attendance online, under Upcoming meetings, click on the title of the upcoming SIG meeting that you want to attend. Then follow the prompts.

Place Manager Brunswick
Moreland City Council


Place Manager Revitalising Central Dandenong
Greater Dandenong City Council


Box Hill Activity Centre Manager, Planning and Building Department
Whitehorse City Council