Example of: Place Planning and Community Engagement
Client: City of Subiaco
The Subiaco Place Plan is dynamic and a practical list of 49 actions to be completed in a three year period, guided by a deep understanding of the place, people and vision.
Town Team Movement was engaged to prepare a town centre place plan. This work included a review of the existing town centre strategic framework, conducting a background place audit of the town centre, supporting capacity building of the local Subiaction town team and engage with stakeholders and the wider community. Our team prepared a suite of place-driven policies, ‘how to’ guides, a renewed vision and on-going place guidance.
Subiaco Place Plan Process:
Our background audit uncovered an existing mix of 47 strategies, 15 visions and more then 400 actions to improve the Subiaco town centre, with little accountability and direction. We also found that the City’s recent town centre improvement efforts were being implemented in a siloed, department-based approach and could be improved through a targeted place approach.
Subiaco Town Centre Discovery and Character Observations
Engagement methods included targeted stakeholder workshops, internal officer discussions, one-on-one meetings with businesses and a Community Block Party / Engagement workshop, which resulted in more than 2,900 comments.
Our team faced difficult challenges along the journey, including competing stakeholder priorities and shifting from vision to implementation aspirations.
Subiaco Engagement Outcomes
Our engagement phase concluded with a workshop to prioritise all community feedback and previous actions from adopted plans and strategies into the top 40 actions that Council and community feel have maximum impact and maximum ease. These actions are also categorised into guiding principles, responsibilities for council, stakeholders and community groups, a performance measurement guide and a three year timeline to get things done!
Place Enabling & Actions Workshop Outcomes
Year 1 Action List Examples
The project has recently been successfully completed, with strong support from councillors, staff and the local community. The plan was recently supported unanimously by the City’s internal Economic Development Working Group and adopted by Council without the standard 30 Day consultation period of a major strategy, which is a testament to the process undertaken and level of support across all stakeholders.
You can read the Subiaco Place Plan on this link.