Healthy, prosperous and inclusive places support diverse communities and recognise the history of the Ngunnawal people; encourage healthy, active lifestyles; are well connected; and create local business opportunities.

Our objectives

  • Focus on improving the health and wellbeing of communities through design, development and engagement
  • Encourage the development of great < places with opportunities for growth
  • Support diverse communities that are well connected and which foster their own sense of identity
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Case studies

Read the of our latest case studies, or view all our sustainable case studies.

Aeode - 'Mother Nature' mural
Whitlam’s streets are named for artists

Did you know that some of the streets in Whitlam are named after artists? We’re working with artists and the creative sector to celebrate art and spark curiosity and joy in our public spaces in Whitlam.

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A Place-led approach for Belconnen Renewal

Learn how we're revitalising Belconnen’s town centre with a Place-led approach.

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Coombs Playspace - Ruth Park Playground

Learn more about the Ruth Park Playground. A vibrant and exciting space that has captured the Coombs community's imagination.

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Our priorities for the next 5 years

Social inclusion

  • embrace diversity by including people of different genders, sexual identities, religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds in the design and development of land
  • involve diverse communities in the design of new estates
  • encourage and support community-led initiatives

Community wellbeing

  • prevent crime through urban design, development, and community events
  • create places that support community wellbeing

Active communities

  • design infrastructure that supports the community’s desire to walk and cycle in their neighbourhoods
  • encourage physically active communities through events, education and urban design

Prosperous centres

  • support local jobs and businesses
  • create a diverse range of retail and commercial spaces
  • design town centres that integrate with surrounding residential areas

Cultural connection to country

Caret-Right celebrate social and cultural history Caret-Right educate SLA staff on Aboriginal history and culture, with a focus on the Ngunnawal people and land Caret-Right engage with local cultural groups, including Ngunnawal people, in developing site requirements


  • deliver community engagement activities that support placemaking and the activation of public spaces
  • identify project-specific placemaking opportunities in greenfield and urban renewal sites
  • recognise the existing place and heritage values of urban renewal sites
  • develop placemaking measures to understand how we are using public spaces