We are embarking on a new way of improving our public places in Boroondara. This approach is called placemaking, and it’s all about creating places for people to stay, play and belong. Through placemaking, we want to:
- improve social interaction
- create thriving local economies
- contribute positively to the environment
- enhance our community’s quality of life.
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.
We will work collaboratively with the community to co-design places that are vibrant and memorable, places where people feel a sense of belonging. Placemaking recognises our community as the champions, whose contribution and ownership are essential in the process.
Maling Road placemaking project
An iconic, heritage-rich area, Maling Road is one of Boroondara’s oldest and most unique shopping precincts. Host to local visitors and attracting many from further afield, the Maling Road Precinct is one of the first focus projects for placemaking in Boroondara.
With an engaged community and an active traders association, placemaking in the Maling Road Precinct will aim to build on the existing charm of the area and support economic growth.
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