Department of Housing and Public Works (2018)

Townsville and Gold Coast Youth Foyers: Co-design Workshops

Planning and facilitating collaborative design workshops for new Youth Foyer developments on the Gold Coast and in Townsville.


  • Positive feedback received for the first workshops.
  • Stakeholder engagement reporting provided quality feedback to the Department.
  • Compiled a return brief to be delivered to the Project Architect to produce a preliminary design for the second workshops.
  • Stay tuned for more details once project is complete!

key success factors

  • Collaborative design process that includes resident young people, support staff, property managers, community providers, local and state government.
  • Engaging workshops including world café style to hear everyone's needs and interactive mentimeter app to confirm design priorities.
  • An enjoyable, productive engagement process that addressed the needs of all stakeholders.