How does a place become a place?

It doesn’t happen by accident.

Behind every great place is a strategy, a vision, a defined intent, and a wealth of data. The integration of these elements informs a decision making framework that ensures a cohesive and integrated approach to placemaking, public realm and built form.

Our Engagement Approach

Our team offers one simple point of difference – we don’t work in isolation from our clients and communities, we work with them. Through collaboration and by harnessing the combined insights of stakeholders and the community, we can ensure our consultation and engagement program is focused on creating great outcomes. Engagement activities may include:

Online Engagement

Community Pop-up


Q&A Panel Event

Placemaking Vision Workshops

Youth Design Corner

Vox Pop Engagement Video

Focus Group

Cultural Awareness Tour

Digital Tools

More than ever, information is being shared across digital platforms, altering the traditional dynamics of visual communication. Shifting to stay ahead and meet the expectations of a changing society is key to more accessible, diverse, and digital experiences. Digital tools for engagement activities may include:

Social Media

Video & Motion

Online Workshops

AI Empowered Design

Our experience

Cullen Bay Masterplan
A signature waterside destination for both Darwin residents and visitors
Darwin Waterfront Masterplan
A next generation park for for Darwin
Byellee Waters
Transforming the region with a world-class golf offering
Kingston Arts Precinct
A diverse precinct for the people who live, work and play
Herston Quarter Place Strategy
Transforming the precinct into a vibrant, mixed-use space
Future Street Sydney
Activating the street with green and smart technology


Visual Design
PIA Tour
Sunshine Coast
PIA Tour
Sunshine Coast
Kingston Arts Precinct
Kingston Arts Precinct
Video + Photography
Boat Harbours
The Cove
Pelican waters
Digital + Web
Waterfront Brisbane
Connective City 2036
Connective City 2036

creating great places

Place Design Group acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, water, and sky where we live, work and recreate.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the practice of First Nations design and systems management that have occurred on this land for tens of thousands of years. We are guided by the first scientists, planners, designers, and land managers of this land. We acknowledge the responsibility we hold as custodians of the land and aim to create places for future generations to flourish. We strive to create meaningful spaces which benefit all.

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