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Cultural Placemaking

QPRC Community Engagement

Completed: 2017
Client: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

In 2017 Cultural Capital was appointed as engagement consultant for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC). Working with our project partners Three Plus, we delivered detailed community inputs for council’s Community Strategic Plan, Economic Development Strategy, CBD Masterplan and Services Review.

Our commission encompassed the design and authoring of comprehensive strategic planning documents for incorporation within QPRC’s local government planning framework.

Our work helped the newly merged Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council:

  • Establish a regional identity
  • Develop the region’s first economic strategy
  • Create an urban design brief for the city of Queanbeyan’s CBD
  • Match council’s service delivery to resident expectations

Engagement is an important and evolving domain of urban development. Stakeholders and communities seek increasing levels of voice in projects that impact upon them. Understanding and managing that context is a key competency for Cultural Capital. We have developed our own in-house process of Cultural Mapping which fuses strategic facilitation, art process and best-practice engagement tools to enable citizenries to co-create the futures of their own environments.