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About the Co-design team

What does Co-design mean?

Co-design is simply a process that invites people to actively contribute to a design of a project. It is a great way to empower local people to design facilities that meet their future needs.

Who should apply join the OLC Co-design Team?

The aim of the OLC Co-design Team is to bring together a diverse range of 20 local representatives to collaborate to shape the future of the OLC facility and help inform draft concept plans.

You are encouraged to apply if you:

  • Live, work or study in Heidelberg West or can demonstrate a strong connection to the community
  • Are passionate about the Heidelberg West community and can collaboratively contribute to shaping ideas for a new facility
  • Can represent the diverse community views objectively
  • Can attend 4 meetings between November 2021 and March 2022

What will the OLC Co-Design team do?

Supported by the Ward Councillor, Councillors, Council staff and the Banyule Community Health Service, the community members will work together to influence and shape the future of OLC. You will be asked to volunteer your time to:

  • Attend 4 meetings of up to 2 hours per meeting
  • Review project background information and context
  • Build on previous community feedback and introduce new ideas gathered from community
  • Think outside the box and discuss and shape ideas that could be considered for the facility
  • Engage in the process with openness and respect for others
  • Work together to develop a vision and ideas for the future of OLC.

How will members be selected?

All community members will be invited to apply for membership on the OLC Co-Design Team through an Expression of Interest process. Community members with a connection to a local community group can be nominated to represent the community group through this process. Members will be select based on the criteria outlines in the Terms of Reference.

Application will be accepted between Wednesday October 6 and Sunday October 24 and can be submitted online or over the phone.