David Caffery

Whitlam Placemaking

The Whitlam Placemaking project is about embedding a place-led approach within the Suburban Land Agency (SLA) with a focus on Whitlam, a new residential development in Canberra, approximately nine kilometres west of the city centre.

Dionysus joins a consortium led by Place Laboratory with Town Team Movement and Jenelle Provost and Associates. Dionysus’ role in the project is to design meaningful place activation, authentic communications and on-going place management.


Place Laboratory for Suburban Land Authority, ACT Government


Advise on a place-led approach to activate Whitlam, a new suburb in Canberra.


Place activation, communications and place management strategy for Whitlam.


March 2020 - ongoing


Vibrant community heart to affect the circulation of an entire suburb (in conceptual stages)