Driving a holistic approach for socially & economically vibrant town & city centres
Conference Date
25th & 26th June 2019
PARKROYAL Parramatta
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Developing a well-integrated thriving town & city centre

The Revitalising Town & City Centres conference has accreditation of CPD points from the Institute of Place Management.

The Revitalising Town & City Centres Conference will explore placemaking and place activation for the overall community delivery and also delve into how councils can work better with their stakeholders in energising the health and vitality of their town centres as a means to boost the local economy and the amenity of residents.

Overcome your hurdles, hear insights & network with peers on
  • Engaging successfully with a wider range of stakeholders
  • Delivering a world-class urban city centre
  • Building effective public-private partnerships
  • Finding better space solutions
How did our delegates benefit at the 2018 conference?
  • 95% of participants would recommend this conference to their industry peers
  • 93% of participants referred to the event as an excellent platform to address challenges & create viable strategies
  • 90% of attendees appreciated the many networking opportunities networking opportunities
Who will attend?
Local Councils & State Governments with responsibilities for:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Planning, Town Planning, Urban Design, City Design, Town Design
  • Strategic Projects
  • Place Making, Place Strategy, Place Planning & Place Management
  • Planning Consultants, Property Developers & Architects

Attend to learn:

  • Understand & engage with a wider range of stakeholders
  • Take a place-based approach for positive outcomes
  • Maximise on public-private partnerships
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Key Speakers

Karen Williams
Redland City Council QLD
Kerry Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Blacktown City Council NSW
Sam Stewart
Research Principal
Committee of Sydney
Nora Lamont
Maroondah City Council VIC


What People Are Saying

  • “A refreshing approach to conferencing. The perfect balance of informative sessions, networking and round table discussions that provided you with a wealth of take outs over the two days.”

    Shannon Starr
    Economic Development Officer, Dubbo Regional Council & Revitalising & Enhancing Town Centres 2018 Conference Attendee
  • “Very thought provoking and well-organised conference with a great selection of speakers representing best practice in place making across Australia. The conference was very informative for me as a practitioner in this space and worth the trip from New Zealand.”

    Damon Mathfield
    Senior Urban Strategy Planner, Tauranga City Council


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