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About this document

This section outlines the purpose, audience and structure of the Framework for place-based approaches.

Purpose

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

Audience

The framework is intended for Victorian public servants.

Structure

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

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