We recognise placemaking approaches create a connection to place and an important sense of ownership, increase inclusion, improve wellbeing, empower residents and improve safety.
With a vision of creating ‘more than a home; helping communities shine’ Haven Home Safe (HHS) engaged Australia’s first placemaking consultants, Village Well, to develop a placemaking framework and principles specifically to fulfil this vision for our homes, starting with the Stage 1 residences at Epping, which were completed early 2023.
Placemaking principals have been interwoven throughout the entire development project.
These provide a ‘true north’ towards achieving our placemaking vision and include:
Haven Home Safe are using these principles and our new organisation-wide placemaking framework to retrofit some of our existing high-density homes to help improve renter experiences. This includes collaborating with local providers to introduce activities like walking groups enabling renters to meet their neighbours, interact with HHS and to also meet local service providers.