Does your role incorporate place management and/or place making responsibilities? Or maybe, this is a subject that you would like to develop a deeper understanding of - we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Come along and be inspired by three fantastic speakers who will share their experiences of strategic placemaking in our communities, learn the importance of reinventing public spaces in the heart of your communities and round it all off with a fabulous networking opportunity!

Not a young professional or member of the network? No problem! Registration is open to all local government officers, so add the event to your diary now!


2.00pm   Welcome - Andrew Brien, CEO, City of Bayswater
2.10pm   Matt Turner, Manager Strategic Planning and Place Management, City of
                 Bayswater and Belinda Salvoni, Place Manager, City of Bayswater
                 Matt has managed to forge a 20-year career in local government and
                 private practice as a town planner and community infrastructure
                 Belinda has been working in the local government sector for the last 10
                 years, and has a background in health promotion and community
2.40pm   Melissa Shaw, Place Activation Advisor, City of Wanneroo
                 Melissa is a community planning specialist with over 15 years'
                 experience across a variety of fields. She has a passion for all things
                 place and has extensive experience interrogating the various aspects
                 that help grown an authentic, distinctive community and place.
3.10pm   Annelise Safstrom, Director Urban Design, Development WA
                 As Director of Urban Design at Development WA (MRA/Landcorp),
                 Annelise plays a lead role in shaping the design direction of exciting
                 urban renewal projects for the people of Perth.
3.40pm   Q&A followed by networking drinks

When and where:

Friday 1 November 2019


2.00pm - 4.30pm


Maylands Yacht Club
East St

Cost (incl GST)

Member    $20
Non Member    $30
*Corporate Council Member $25

Registrations close

Wednesday 23 October 2019

*Click here to check if your local government is a Corporate Council Member.
Please email for your Corporate Council Member Discount Code

Program Information as a pdf:

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