What is a place plan?
A place plan is an easy-to-read plan for the future of a place — it outlines the community's vision for their place and actions to achieve that vision.
Every place is unique and so is every place plan. It may include:
- events and activities
- projects and works
- actions for community
- land use changes
- and much more.
The most important part of a place plan is the activation plan. It includes projects or ideas to create more vibrant places for people to connect, discover and enjoy with their community.
These actions can be championed by our community — including community groups, local businesses, schools, clubs or individuals. By working together we can harness people-power to achieve more and best of all, create lasting connections.
Why do we need place plans?
- Plans that put people and places first — it starts with our community's values and priorities for their place. Together,
we identify the unique local character of a place and the ways our community can shape, enhance or protect these aspects.
- Creating vibrant places — to improve the liveability and wellbeing of our communities. Place plans help us plan for future programs and services, invest in infrastructure, attract investment and bring life to our streets.
- Empowering our community — our community wants to see action in their town centres, not plans that sit on a shelf. That’s why we’re taking a collaborative approach and working with our community to create great places.