VIDEO: Community Designs Presents Laurimar Town Centre

Can planners and developers work together?

While it can often been a tense relationship, this episode of Community Designs explores the community benefits when developers take a risk and work together with planning officials with dramatic and often undervalued community results. Join our host Kirsty Snowden as she visits the City of Whittlesea ‘s vibrant, new Town Centre to chat to Aidan O’Neill, the Coordinator for Strategic Land Use Planning for the City of Whittlesea, Community Development Officer for Doreen – Leanne Arnel and Dooren Carer’s Group Coordinators – Julie and Ross Collins about the impact that design has had on this community.


About the author: Community Designs

Community Designs is a weekly C31 program focusing on spaces and places created for specific purposes within our local councils and municipalities. With interviews with the architects, designers and community stakeholders behind the projects. C31 is Victoria’s not-for-profit community television service providing locally-based entertainment, education and information. Transmitted from Mount Dandenong, C31 provides access and representation to the many diverse communities within Victoria giving voices and raising issues which are not present in mainstream television.

C31 broadcast over 90 new locally-made programs every week. These programs are produced by community television volunteers and independent television makers.