Step 1: Establish the scope, vision, objectives and evaluation criteria
The Movement and Place Core Process informs our analysis and decision-making through working collaboratively with a broad range of disciplines, stakeholders and knowledge-holders, guided by a shared, place-based vision.
When you start a new project or plan, it is essential to establish upfront a vision and objectives informed by the project's scope and context. Your vision should be specific. It should set the conditions for creating successful places, taking into account the needs and activities of the people who will use these places.
A shared, place-based vision applies to a geographic area (defined as the study area for a project or plan) and incorporates the aspirations of relevant local and State government agencies as well as the people, communities, businesses, and other organisations connected with the place.
Detailed guidance on Step 1 of the Movement and Place Core Process can be found in the Practitioner's Guide to Movement and Place.
Context, vision and objectives
For project teams starting the Movement and Place core process, we have provided additional guidance on how to establish the vision and objectives for your project or plan. This includes experience from project teams applying the Movement and Place approach and offers guidance on how to run the initial series of workshops.
Engaging with Country
Engaging with Country is an important aspect of gaining a broader understanding of place. Practitioners can learn from this cultural understanding of the interdependency between people, their environment, and wellbeing, and apply this as the primary frame through which to consider the design of the built environment.
The 'Collaborating when engaging with Country' guide brings together guidance and principles on engaging with Country and provides practical tools for involving Aboriginal custodians and knowledge-holders in the early stages of a project or plan.