What is 'Better Places'?
Council is trialling a new place-based approach to thinking about, designing and delivering projects. It will take us away from the traditional model of delivering projects as ‘pieces’ to a more holistic approach where the whole ‘place’ is considered, driven by a community vision for each suburb.
Better Places will give the community greater ownership of their neighbourhoods by encouraging them to be more actively involved in the direction their suburb is heading. It will also streamline Council’s processes resulting in projects that are delivered quicker and are in line with community expectations from the outset.
Laverton will be the first suburb to experience the Better Places model, however, due to the recent public health issues the in-person consultation and exhibition are on hold until further notice.
While we wait for the all clear in the coming weeks to continue with our exhibition and consultations, you can tell us your thoughts at Participate.
A Better Places Exhibition and Consultation event
A combined photographic exhibition and consultation event.
The exhibition will celebrate the diverse local talent and personalities of Laverton while exploring ideas on what makes Laverton a special place and what it could look like into the future.
We want to hear your stories about Laverton, as well as understand the issues you feel are most important for the area and what you think could be done to make it a better place to live.
Creating great places is a collaborative process with everyone that lives in and loves Laverton – the community, traders, residents and students. To create a great place we need to think about the place as a whole, understand and enhance the things that make it special and know the elements needed to make the place better for the whole community into the future.
It might be infrastructure, buildings and facilities, or it could be services, programs and events. Anything you’d like to see to enhance the Laverton community, we want to know so we are aware of your priorities for the area.
We will use this information to guide our future decisions and investment about what we deliver in Laverton.
For more information about Better Places, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit participate.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/better-places-laverton