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“A catalyst for achieving great things in communities”

An Insight into Robert Prestipino

Founder and Director of Vital Places, Robert Prestipino, is Australia’s first “place-based enterprise” consultant specialising in the shaping of town centres to support strong, vibrant communities.

“Now, that authentic places and experiences are in demand, there has never been a better time to deliver stronger and more vibrant communities.”

Robert is driven by his passion to help communities be ‘better places’ with vital social, cultural and economic futures. He has taken the insights and ‘hands-on’ experience from more than 35 years of guiding best practice town centre improvement projects in local communities, to develop expert services for the delivery of place-based catalyst projects.

With his strong track record in delivering quality urban spaces, Robert brings a unique understanding to the challenge of using public infrastructure projects as catalysts to secure vital futures for local communities.

Combined with his application of expert skills in stakeholder communication, coaching, leadership and taskforce management, Robert assists community leaders with understanding stakeholder needs, creating place-based enterprise strategies, building a business case for infrastructure funding, and overall project management to ensure the community’s triple bottom line vision is delivered.

Demonstrating the highest commitment to quality and integrity, Robert brings specialist attention, innovation and flexibility to the individual challenges of each project. He is responsive to both client and community needs, has the ability to move and adapt quickly for his clients, and provides the attention needed to nurture local community needs, cultures and infrastructure outcomes in each catalyst project.

Robert also brings ‘heart and soul’ to his work with communities by having the courage to care about their future. He engages with communities commercially, emotionally and with an honesty that encourages the confidence for change.

Robert is a qualified urban designer, registered landscape architect, corporate member of the Planning Institute of Australia, member of Economic Development Australia, local ecommerce marketer, published author and regularly presents on strategies to create better places for people and business.

For further information contact Robert on 0414 550 975.

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