Concept Plan Community Consultation
In 2017 the ACT Government engaged Anthony Burton & Associates to manage and facilitate consultation with key public stakeholder representatives in order to identify community needs and expectations for a significantly underused and under realised community and commercial asset, the Tuggeranong Town Square. This body of work informed and facilitated the feasibility studies and preliminary plans for the Town Square.
Prior to consultation we undertook a review of the existing planning framework for the Town Square and sourced other background material and studies of the region. This information aided in the development of a preliminary needs assessment that informed the initial design brief and helped to identify the key stakeholders.
Community & Stakeholder Consultation
We developed a comprehensive consultation plan and stakeholder register. This allowed the team to proactively engage with key government, community and commercial stakeholders, and identify their needs, wants and desires for the Town Square.
During the community consultation we recorded, identified, and analysed opportunities, constraints, expectations and priorities for the project and made recommendations that encouraged visitation, public safety, security, accessibility, amenity, function and appearance.
Reporting and Advice
Our team worked closely with the community and the project team to facilitate the full and timely integration of all outcomes into a fully-fledged feasibility study, and completed concept plans which resulted in a successful $4M government capital investment into the community.