This framework is intended to:
- provide a common language for the different ways government works with local communities in places
- support clear communication within government and with community partners
- start a conversation about how government can better support place-based approaches that partner with local communities in decision-making
The framework is intended for Victorian public servants.
This paper will:
- define and describe the two ways that government works in place - ‘place-focused approaches’ and ‘place-based approaches’
- delve deeper into ‘place-based approaches’ and explain how they can be designed and implemented
- outline what needs to change in government to enable place-based approaches to succeed
While this framework does not go into depth on designing and implementing place-focused approaches, they remain a critical tool for government to achieve improved outcomes for local communities.
Inclusive and accessible engagement results in diverse voices being heard by decision-makers and the broader public.
Reviewed 29 April 2020