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About place making

By empowering communities to shape their own places we can build a local sense of ownership that results in building stronger communities. When place making is delivered within a main street, it can be a powerful catalyst to stimulate local economies and investment.

The importance of place making is multi-faceted, and results do not occur overnight.  So why place such importance on the philosophy? It creates places where:

  • People feel good and emotionally connected
  • Where they want to stay and return
  • Where they want to tell others about their experience

Those that live, work, invest and visit the City of Charles Sturt already know it is a place that is vibrant and full of opportunities.

If you have an idea big or small, then we want to hear from you.  Let’s work together to make your ideas a reality.


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Hindmarsh, Henley and Woodville have been chosen as place making pilot places.  Charles Sturt is looking to work with those that know their streets, parks, laneways, footpaths and other areas intimately, its community, to transform these spaces to have impact and ultimately places people love.

The Grant program recently funded several projects, including a market at West Beach and a neighbourhood water balloon fight at MJ McInerney Reserve. Take a look at the video to learn more about these fantastic projects.