Public & Civic

Supporting the public sector to fully engage with communities and to deliver efficient and innovative community infrastructure, programs and services

Public & Civic

Plan C uses planning and public space development skills to collaborate with government and communities to create new and evolved community spaces that reflect the contemporary needs of diverse Australian communities.

Plan C works with governments to deliver community programs and projects across urban and strategic planning, public open space development, community facilities, activation and community development. We are experienced in working with hard to reach groups.

Plan C has been recognised nationally for its pioneering activation programs across South East Queensland and has received numerous industry awards for projects, including the National Award in Public Participation and Community Planning from the Planning Institute of Australia.

#Services

Community-led collaborative design of urban, public and community spaces

Engagement for urban planning, policy and major infrastructure projects

Affordable and social housing co-design and planning

Community facilities planning

Young people in public space, including skate and BMX

Stakeholder mapping and analysis

#Case Studies

Public & Civic

📸  Christopher Frederick Jones

Youth Foyers Co-design Workshops (QLD Department of Housing & Public Works)

Planning and facilitating collaborative co-design workshops to design accommodation with vulnerable young people

#Projects

Public & Civic

Yarrabah Retail Centre Briefing (Economic Development Queensland)

Yarrabah Retail Centre Briefing (Economic Development Queensland)

Technical project brief for a new retail hub in the centre of Yarrabah, Queensland.

Public & Civic

Employment-Led Housing Pathways (National Indigenous Australians Agency)

Employment-Led Housing Pathways (National Indigenous Australians Agency)

Researching housing pathways, opportunities and barriers in Katherine

Public & Civic

Hervey Bay Esplanade Master Plan (Fraser Coast Regional Council)

Hervey Bay Esplanade Master Plan (Fraser Coast Regional Council)

Undertaking stakeholder engagement to inform the Hervey Bay Esplanade Master Plan.

Public & Civic

Planning Scheme review (Gold Coast City Council)

Planning Scheme review (Gold Coast City Council)

Maximising the opportunities for stakeholder and community input into the plan-making process.

Public & Civic

Co-design workshops for Townsville and Gold Coast Youth Foyers (Department of Housing and Public Works)

Co-design workshops for Townsville and Gold Coast Youth Foyers (Department of Housing and Public Works)

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

Public & Civic

Yarrabah Masterplan (Economic Development Queensland)

Yarrabah Masterplan (Economic Development Queensland)

Managing a community co-design process to identify and prioritise design interventions in the Yarrabah CBD and surrounding parklands.

Public & Civic

Social Plan (Moree Plains Shire Council)

Social Plan (Moree Plains Shire Council)

Centring the needs of people and community within renewal and revitalisation processes in South-West Moree.

Public & Civic

Community Plan (McKinlay Shire Council)

Community Plan (McKinlay Shire Council)

A plan to maximise economic and lifestyle opportunities for a remote Shire in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Public & Civic

Community engagement to reinvigorate Scarborough and Endeavour Parks (Moreton Bay Regional Council)

Community engagement to reinvigorate Scarborough and Endeavour Parks (Moreton Bay Regional Council)

Reinvigorating popular foreshore parklands based on the community's vision.

Public & Civic

Community Engagement for Southport Broadwater Parklands Master Plan (Gold Coast City Council)

Community Engagement for Southport Broadwater Parklands Master Plan (Gold Coast City Council)

Building the community's ideas and visions into the development of a major public space of citywide significance to the Gold Coast.

Public & Civic

Yarrabah Economic Development Strategy (Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council)

Yarrabah Economic Development Strategy (Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council)

A ten-year strategy shaped by local opportunities, people and environment that provides the foundations for future growth.

Public & Civic

Commercial Use of Open Space on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) (Redland City Council)

Commercial Use of Open Space on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) (Redland City Council)

Ensuring sustainable use and enjoyment of cherished public open spaces on Minjerribah through the right balance of commercial and community uses.

Public & Civic

North Lakes Young People's Activity Trails Strategy (Moreton Bay Regional Council)

North Lakes Young People's Activity Trails Strategy (Moreton Bay Regional Council)

Incorporating connections and activities for young people into the existing built form, where the development of traditional youth spaces is constrained

Public & Civic

Children's Botanic Gardens (Gold Coast City Council)

Children's Botanic Gardens (Gold Coast City Council)

Engagement to inform the development of a world-class garden, play space and learning hub that stimulates the interaction and imagination of children of all abilities

Public & Civic

Redland Youth Plaza Engagement and Activation (Redland City Council)

Redland Youth Plaza Engagement and Activation (Redland City Council)

A widespread and collaborative community engagement process to capture the community’s ideas, visions and requirements for the Redland Youth Plaza.

Public & Civic

Mount Ninderry Public Involvement Plan (Sunshine Coast Council)

Mount Ninderry Public Involvement Plan (Sunshine Coast Council)

Designing an engagement program to balance the needs of Traditional Owners, sensitive regional ecosystems and recreational uses.

Public & Civic

Fully Fest Logan Active Youth Events Pilot (Logan City Council)

Fully Fest Logan Active Youth Events Pilot (Logan City Council)

A proactive approach to improving the lives of young people in Logan through inclusive public space activation and programming.

Public & Civic

Labrador Community Hub (Gold Coast City Council)

Labrador Community Hub (Gold Coast City Council)

A highly integrated engagement and embedded design process for a community hub development.

Public & Civic

Skate and BMX Strategic Development and Operational Plan (Gold Coast City Council)

Skate and BMX Strategic Development and Operational Plan (Gold Coast City Council)

Collaborative engagement informing the delivery of recreational infrastructure.

Public & Civic

Glenorchy Multicultural Community Spaces Plan (Glenorchy City Council)

Glenorchy Multicultural Community Spaces Plan (Glenorchy City Council)

Identifying solutions to meet the needs of different multicultural groups for spaces and facilities to support their community, cultural and religious activities.

Public & Civic

Dundee Progress Association: Dundee Region Community Plan (Stage 1)

Dundee Progress Association: Dundee Region Community Plan (Stage 1)

Creating a framework to maintain and improve residents' lifestyle in a rural and remote community

Public & Civic

Co-design process for Joyce Wilding Hostel, Eight Mile Plains

Co-design process for Joyce Wilding Hostel, Eight Mile Plains

Managing the co-design process for the re-development of social housing for Indigenous women and children, Plan C facilitated communications, meetings and a stakeholder co-design workshop.

#Explore Other Sectors

Traditional Owner Estates

Supporting and assisting Aboriginal Corporations and communities to achieve their self-determination goals and aspirations within a culturally respectful process.

Residential Development

Creating strong foundations to enable sustainable and connected communities, contemporary development models and collaborations

📸  Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation
📸 Ewamian Aboriginal Corporation
Tourism

Our approach to tourism involves community-owned, grassroots and bottom-up methods for creating experiences, products and places that maximise community and local economic development benefits.

Mining & Energy

Working with communities in resource regions to understand impacts and maximise opportunities