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 Teams 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.

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.

Active in this SIG

  • 170 Current Total


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 Revitalising Central Dandenong
Greater Dandenong City Council


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