Placemaking

Find your place in Boroondara

Have you heard of placemaking? In one way or another, you may have already experienced it without even realising. Picture pop up parks where people gather to relax and escape the hustle of city life, or food trucks on a Friday evening where friends come to socialise. Imagine street art and light installations that bring to life a previously underutilised space. All of these activities are examples of placemaking in action.

Placemaking is a new way of planning, building and renewing our public places with the overall aim to create places which improve social interaction, create thriving local economies, contribute positively to the environment and enhance our community’s quality of life.

To achieve this, we’re exploring a placemaking approach to better design our shopping precincts, facilities and green spaces across Boroondara.

We know that local communities make public places vibrant. People who live, work and regularly spend time in a place have a connection to that particular place. They are our experts. In placemaking, we work together with the community to co‑design vibrant and memorable places, providing opportunities for people to stay, connect, meet and belong.

We are excited to embark on our first two placemaking projects.

Over the coming months, you will have the opportunity to join us on this journey and participate in various activities at the Maling Road Precinct and the Glenferrie Precinct.

We will ask you, our community experts, to tell us what is important to you about the place, what makes it special and how you might like to see it evolve in the future.

Keep your eye out around the Maling Road Precinct this month and the Glenferrie Precinct early next year for opportunities to share your vision.

For more information about these projects, see our Placemaking page.