Project status: Closed

Project Update

Project Update

Our thanks to everyone who has taken part in the Whitlam Local Centre engagement.

Your feedback has informed the draft Place Brief which aims to capture the place experiences and qualities that community would like to see for the Whitlam Local Centre. Six place themes have emerged from the consultation. These themes are intended to direct the future developer of the site to embed the values across the development lifecycle. These themes are:

  • Discovery
  • Safety
  • Wellbeing
  • Diversity
  • Connection to nature
  • A free community destination

  • You can read the full draft Place Brief and what we heard in each of the engagement activities here:

  • Draft Place Brief
  • Appendices A-D - Listening Reports includes:
    • Appendix A - Workshop 1
    • Appendix B - Workshop 2
    • Appendix C - Survey and digital inputs
    • Appendix D - Workshop 3

    A Design and Place Framework which incorporates the main elements of the Place Brief into a reference design for the Local Centre is also being developed. The framework will guide developers in creating a buzzing activity hub for the local community and visitors alike.

    You can view the draft Framework here:

    If you would like to comment on the draft Place Brief or Design and Place Framework please email

    We are looking at

    The 1.8-hectare Whitlam Local Centre site is located in Whitlam Stage 3 and will provide up to 5500 residents with a distinctive mixed-use precinct that embodies best practice in contemporary design. It will offer commercial, community and potentially residential use, along with a generous public realm providing places for people to connect.

    Providing the local community with a high-quality built environment, Whitlam Local Centre will make the most of its location which includes views out to the Brindabellas. Bounded by Sculthorpe Avenue, Bousloff Street, Hazel Hawke Avenue and Alice Moyle Way, the site is located opposite a future Government school site.

    We are seeking input from the local community and stakeholders on the values, aspirations and priorities for the centre to inform a place brief and to guide future development.

    We will use your views to

    Your views are helping to shape a place brief for the Whitlam Local Centre which will guide future development for the site through a place and design framework.


    Whitlam Local Centre - explore the site!

    How we engaged

    We asked you to take a survey, attend a workshop, show us your ideas and asked for young peoples ideas!



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