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Whakarite kaupapa mo ngaa Haapori

Placemaking in Raglan

Placemaking is turning a public place into an interactive space. It is a people-centred approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.  

Put simply, it involves looking at, listening to and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, to discover needs and aspirations.  This information is then used to create a common vision for a public space.

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community thereby strengthening the connection between people and the places they share.

It begins with small-scale, do-able improvements that can immediately bring benefits to public places and the people who use them.   

Have you got a placemaking idea? Register your interest below and a member of our team will be in touch with more information. 

The Placemaking Team 

The Community Placemaking Team comprises of Council’s Community Development Co-ordinator, Lianne van den Bemd and Senior Planner, Betty Connolly.

Our team is here to assist with developing your creative ideas and making your vision for your community a reality. 

Current projects

Click on the links below to see what placemaking projects are taking place in your community.

Register your interest

Do you have a placemaking idea? Complete the form below and we will be in touch will more information about making your idea a reality.

Please provide brief details about your placemaking idea