Place-based approaches are a form of collaborative, community-led work in a defined place. They bring together local stakeholders, community members, government, funders and service providers to address complex local issues and work towards systemic change. They prioritise community leadership and decision-making to build just, inclusive, and resilient communities.
Place-based approaches focus on a broad range of issues. Common focus areas of place-based approaches in Australia are health and wellbeing, education and training, and children and early years development.
Place-based approaches recognise that each community is unique, and bring together people who know the community well to address complex issues together.