Join Australia’s largest placemaking program.

Are you looking to:

  • Improve participatory process in your local council
  • Strengthen the capacity of local communities to lead
  • Improve underutilised spaces with beautiful, community-led placemaking projects
  • Improve community-council relationships
  • Build effective cross-cultural teams in an innovative learning program
  • Review processes and permits to make community leadership easier

Apply to join the Neighbourhood Project!

The Neighbourhood Projects supports councils and communities working together on practical ideas to breathe new life into underused local spaces, and building stronger and more connected communities. This is building a movement of local citizens shaping projects that improve their neighbourhoods, and councils creating the enabling environments to make this happen. Join us to empower local citizens to shape neighbourhoods that thrive.

Are you a community member interested in taking part?

This round of the Neighbourhood Project seeks applications from metropolitan Melbourne councils. If you are interested in doing a project in your neighbourhood, send a link to the project information to your council to encourage them to apply.

Submit an EOI

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from Metropolitan Melbourne councils to join the Neighbourhood Project from August 2018, so take the info pack to your next team meeting.

UPDATE: EOI deadline extended to 31 May 2018.

Attend an info session

Attend an info session to learn more about how the Neighbourhood Project can support your council and community. Visit Eventbrite to register:

Still have questions? Contact program director Helen Rowe: or 03 9417 0020.


Program Lead

Funding Partner


Network Partners


Support Partners


Participating Councils

Cardinia Shire Council
Hobsons Bay
Copy of City of Kingston
Copy of Moreland City Council
Copy of City of Whittlesea
Copy of Wyndham City Council