Place Management

What is Place Management?

Place management is a multidisciplinary approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. The aim of place management is to achieve a higher level of social, economic and environmental outcomes throughout a city and surrounding suburbs. It usually involves stepping back and looking at what is currently there, asking questions and listening to the needs and wants of the community. By using all the information obtained in determining what would be the best approach in making a particular space more utilised by the community and its visitors, place management can create a better space which you can live, work and play in.

The Place Services Team

The Place Services team plays a major role in achieving City of Parramatta Council's vision and strategic outcomes. It comprises five paired Place Manager and Operational Liaison Officer's each servicing a Ward within the Parramatta Local Government Area.

The Place Services Team integrates Council's services and resources to focus its efforts on coordinating key projects, and initiatives, as well as building strategic partnerships between various sections of Council, property owners, local businesses, state agencies and community groups.

A Place Manager's role is to coordinate key projects and initiatives in their allocated Ward and get strategic results. For example key projects Place Managers oversee are the Better Neighbourhood Projects, shopping centre upgrades, streetscape upgrades and improvements and organise community events such as Family Fun Days.

An Operational Liaison Officer role is to establish and maintain a positive rapport between the community and Council. They are the face of Council when community members contact Council in relation to an issue in their neighbourhood, whether it be footpaths and roads, illegal dumping or responding to Council activities. An Operational Liaison Officer is out on site on a daily basis, inspecting the neighbourhood and proactively report any infrastructure issues such as pot holes, cracked footpaths and dumped rubbish.

Last updated on 17 May 2016