Other place-making resources, tools, documents and organisations to help you shape your place.

A range of resources, tools and documents to help you.


Local organisations offering advice and assistance.

  • Life in Vacant Spaces (LIVS)(external link): An organisation established to assist with brokering the use of privately-owned vacant spaces with the owner for the purpose of temporary activation. They offer assistance with licences and incentives.
  • Gap Filler(external link): A creative urban regeneration initiative that facilitates a wide range of temporary projects, events, installations and amenities in the city.
  • Greening the Rubble(external link): A charitable trust that works with communities to co-create public green spaces where communities can gather and that support strong connections and wellbeing.
  • Te Pūtahi(external link): Provides facilitation and advocacy for communities contributing to city planning and urban design.
  • Ministry of Awesome(external link): Works with the community to support early-stage ideas for projects, share tools and resources, and connects you with others who can help turn your idea into reality.
  • Menzshed(external link): Men’s sheds are a community space for sharing skills and advice on personal and communal projects.
  • Disability Advisory Group(external link): In order to plan for accessible and equitable places throughout the city, it is important to consider those of all abilities. The Disability Advisory Group can provide advice on how you can do this.
  • Barrier Free New Zealand Trust(external link): Also offers advice on making your community places accessible.