Place Management model

Place Approach

Our Place Approach recognises that the City of Swan is made up of many local communities (Places). Planning for and meeting the needs of such diverse communities requires creative solutions. As such, the main objective of the City’s Place Approach is to ensure that the City is working as one in its planning and delivery of services, programs and infrastructure unique to each community. It shifts the focus from organisational & community.

The delivery of the Place Approach is the responsibility of all City staff, supported by your local Place Management team. 

Local Place Management 

Local Place Management is a City-wide, multi-stakeholder approach to improving quality of life in the community. This involves being a local interface within the community and working with specialist City teams to address community issues, concerns and deliver positive outcomes.

This connection is achieved by Place Managers and locally based teams building strong stakeholder relationships through regular engagement and interaction. The City’s designated Place Managers are located in Community Hubs and City Offices throughout the City’s various Local Management Areas.  

Local Management Areas   

The City is comprised of 13 Local Areas determined by the environment, land use and access to services, which allows us to plan and focus on unique community needs and aspirations. These Local Areas are then grouped into Management Areas, each with its own Community Hub or City Office, where you can access City services and meet your locally based City team. 

Community Hubs or City Offices are located in AltoneBallajuraEllenbrook, BullsbrookMidland, Swan Valley and Gidgegannup.

Place Managers operate from these locations, together with other City staff including (but not limited to); Library Information Officers, Community Development and Youth Development Officers, Leisure staff and Community Safety Advocates.

Where do I find my local Community Hub or City office?

Click on the Place map to find out which Management Area your suburb is located in.   

Alternatively, simply select your suburb in the In My Area section of our website, where you can find useful information about your Local Area, including Ward Councillors, City services and facilities.