Neighbourhood Character Online Survey

Boroondara City Council

Website homepage with interactive webmap and link to survey

Webmap containing interactive character boundaries and popups with key character elements

Survey question requiring users to rate and select their repsonses to the questions

Survey question requiring users to rank their responses

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strategic planning, web-design, online consultation, web-mapping


Harvest, working with David Lock Associates and Collaborations, developed a spatially-based, online consultation tool to assist with the preparation of a Neighbourhood Character Study for the City of Boroondara. The tool was used to gather community input and facilitate the development of a series of Character Statements and Design Guidelines.

The tool was used on two separate occasions during the planning process as a way to get focused and helpful community feedback. This has allowed Council to create greater buy-in from the local community on a highly significant project for the municipality. The website also helped communicate the purpose and timelines of the project, while making participation more convenient and interesting.

Harvest also provided GIS and mapping support for the project.