National Sports and Physical Activity Convention 2021 – Creating Community Sport and Leisure Facilities with Impact

Presentation: Online On Demand, Thursday 25 November 2021
Online Virtual Conference

The Role of Third Place in Active Communities

The importance of Third Place, is the place that we go that is between work and home, historically this was the pub in working class towns, or the Mechanics Institute, in the country it is the Football and Netball Clubs… planning for the future what should we be thinking about? 

Can this be designed retrospectively or is it easier in new communities being built.


Dion Gosling
Director + Founder, 106 Architects and Third Place Thinking™
Understanding the Importance of Third Place to People

Embracing Third Place can make the community more active, happier and have a place where they feel connected to, whether that is a built or natural environment.
Senior Planner,  Places and Precincts
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Government Planning and the Importance of 20 Minute Neighbourhoods