Not all experiences in life need to be shared, and we all enjoy different experiences. For some of us, it is a gentle walk by the river after work, others a hard core gym session, a tea reading a book, beer and a bbq with friends or a mountain bike ride. We all differ.Read More
If we are able to build our neighbourhoods with a Placemaking approach, it facilitates a greater sense of belonging as an outcome. This means looking at accesses and linkages which facilitate connection, different uses for activities that make the place special to generate community pride and social connections.Read More
How does one know if they are about to make a bad choice, are in the grip of fear or it’s the body wisdom indicating that this is a time to step forward out of one's comfort zone to grow in one way or another.Read More
We build communities to provide people with a sense of belonging, because Maslow’s teachings tell us that when people have a sense of belonging, they are then motivated to contribute to larger social causes and gain a deeper meaning for life. When an individual has a sense of belonging, it contributes positively socially and economically then to the wider community outside of that suburb. Our vision has also grown organically to solve that initially problem we saw existed – a suburb that felt forgotten.Read More
Sam introduces Maslow's Hierarchy of needs in this Planting Seeds. A key teaching that underpins the ethos behind Brunslea Park's way of building communities and how pivotal it is to choose a community where our belonging needs to live a wholehearted life.Read More
If we are spending 45% of our time in our homes, then just how much of an effect does the right community have on our happiness?
I think it raises an important thing – and that is that there needs to be more of a focus when looking at where you will live or call “home”, in pausing and being asked by real estate agents and developers – what is most important to you when looking at the community to live in?Read More
Samantha Brunskill, General Manager of Brunslea Park and Madeleine Powley, Marketing and Relationships Manager share their wishes and hopes for the community, and what they would love to see for the future.Read More
You may have seen recently, the press release “Connection a top priority” in the local newspaper and I think that often when we see a group of people of doing things a new way, the instinctual question that pops into our minds is – why?Read More
On the 8th of August I was invited to attend the Wagga Wagga City Council’s half day strategic workshop to contribute to the next 20 years of planning in the City. This was in regards to recreation and open space, community facilities, tourism, job growth, neighbourhoods and commercial precincts.Read More
We asked Janelle a few questions about the Fireside Chat. If you attended, we would love to hear what you thought as well.Read More
Developing a master-planned community brings me back to the days when I would watch my brother try to configure one of those highly complex lego sets – the car, the aeroplane or whatever it was! There are so many moving parts, so many layers, so many things to be considered.Read More
As social beings, we fundamentally feel within us all, this need to connect, to live in companionship with others rather than in isolation.