What is Place Management?
Recognising that a 'one size fits all' approach does not effectively meet the challenges in giving the attention necessary to service such a large and diverse area, the City of Swan has implemented a Place Management approach.
The primary objective of this corporate initiative, is to ensure that the organisation is working in a cross-functional integrated manner in its planning and delivery of services, programmes and infrastructure unique to Place. It shifts the focus from organisational outputs to community outcomes.
There are five Place Management areas - Altone, Ballajura, Ellenbrook, Midland and Rural Place which has offices in both Bullsbrook and Gidgegannup. Each has a decentralised Place office to better service its people. The City has five Place Managers who operate from these offices with other City staff such as Community Development Coordinators, Facilities Planners and Community Safety Advocates. All City staff are welcome to use the Place offices and be part of the team - permanently or temporarily.
Place Management enables Place knowledge to be brought back to the table. It provides a cohesive platform that ensures the City's business units are working in unison to facilitate improved planning. It encourages the creation of closer relationships with business units and the people and stakeholders who live, work and recreate within the Place. Place Managers drive Place Management, however, all City staff are responsible for making it happen by tailoring their daily work conducive to the approach.
Where do I find my local Place Office?
Simply select your suburb in the In My Area section of our site.
You'll find useful information about your place office, local Councillors and representatives, events, activities and attractions, local parks and facilities as well as your bin and verge collection days.
The footage below provides a comprehensive explanation of the Place Management concept and how it can benefit you.