Activity Centres & Place Managers

About the Special Interest Group

This Special Interest Group 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:

  • Advance best practice in placemaking and activity cntre development
  • Obtain and impart new ideas through in field experiences in locations across Victoria
  • Maximise State Government programs and policies targeting Activity Centres
  • Create supportive placemaking relationships and industry networks
  • Respond effectively to the changing needs, challenges and aspiraions of communities and their places
  • Promote placemakiing principles and place based approaches
  • Share information (strategies, programs, measures, case studies) relevant to Activity Centres

  Online community

This Special Interest Group 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 colleagues questions and sharing resources. You can also see who else is involved and get in touch with them quickly.  Agendas, minutes, presentations and other 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 Online Communities. If you want to subscribe to this Special Interest Group, let us know at [email protected]
 

Register your attendance

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

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 public square and urban screen in action and discuss the complexities of working with Westfield as an adjoining... Details
When: March 21, 2022
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"Taking it outdoors" In 2021 quickly installed projects have addressed the changing needs to engage more in outdoor settings as a model to help business stay afloat. What deeper lessons can we draw from these experiences that have provided living case studies that lead to new a spotlight on public space, ways of working and better places for people?

When: May 4, 2022
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Learn about outdoor dining, public parklets and “food & beverage street” destination management. Learn about the impacts/benefits of the Suburban Rail Loop in Glen Waverley.

When: June 6, 2022
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– Case studies from the sector that are strengthening communities and place – Place management challenges and how they are being addressed – Sharing knowledge and insights – Approaches to measuring impact and benefit

When: October 5, 2022
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Learn more about Morwell’s fresh new identity and town centre revitalisation as it moves into the twenty-first century. You will see and hear about place-based initiatives breathing life and colour into Morwell CBD, Tarwin Street including decorative lighting, WiFi, tree planting, community spaces, parklets and the use of people counters. This field visit shares a story of transition away from coal power dependency and the damaging Hazelwood fire to a new brand 'Town of Gardens' and... Details
When: November 14, 2022

Active in this SIG

  • 143 Current Total

Eligibility

Please note that this Special Interest Group is a closed group, open only to employees of a Victorian Council with a LGPro Council Subscription.

To join this SIG email us at [email protected]

Who should attend

  • Responsive placemaking initiatives and activations to attract and retain people
  • Place based meaurement to support an evidence-based approach
  • Supporting investments that lead to the sustainable places with diverse human activity
  • Enhancing place character and the unique aspects of activity centres


 

Place Manager Brunswick
Moreland City Council

Convenor

Place Manager Revitalising Central Dandenong
Greater Dandenong City Council

Convenor

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

Convenor