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placement management HornsbyCouncil is pursuing a place making approach for our Shire because we understand that when the community loves a place, enormous social, cultural and economic value are added to that community.

Good place making is all about collaboration. Based on what locals have told us about their place, Council’s Place Team will work with the community and businesses to further understand how the town and village centres are operating. When we know what’s working – and what isn’t – we can start to make some positive change.

What is place management?

The terms “place management” and “place making” are often interchangeable. Essentially, place management is the wholistic approach to managing a defined physical area taking into account all factors influencing the space - environmental, economic and socio-cultural. “Place making” are actions or interventions applied to a place in order to improve community connectivity – with each other and with the built environment.

“a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value... paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution” Project for Public Places.

Why place management?

  • We recognise the importance of a third place - somewhere you can go outside of your home and work environments to relax, connect, socialise and feel a sense of place.
  • Solving complex problems requires a different approach.
  • We need a way to better engage with stakeholders and partners in places.
  • Great places build prosperity.

Current Projects

Brooklyn Place Plan – Work is currently underway on the Brooklyn Place Plan. Collaborating with stakeholders, the Plan is a practical, community led action orientated document with a clear goal to maximize and improve functionality and appeal of the Brooklyn town centre. Find out more.

Economic Development and Tourism Strategy - Find Out More

Our Place Management Team

Image credits: top - Westside Vibe 2018;  2nd from top - Hawkesbury Sunrise - Brooklyn Francis Keogh; 3rd from top - Hornsby Station Sunset by James Cook; bottom - Hannah Street Beecroft