City of Whittlesea

Customer Experience Design

“We have developed a great partnership with Collective Campus and their dedication to improving our customers experience is evident in the quality of work they delivered. The work they have led has ranged from facilitating customer experience workshops to the development of customer personas to co-designing a local government first community program for start up’s in partnership with other Councils. Because of the successful delivery of this work - customer experience is now part of our organisations vernacular and included in the foundation of all service design so we are truely able to put the customer at the centre of all we do.”

Sasha Lord
xecutive Officer CX, City of Whittlesea


City of Whittlesea

The City of Whittlesea is a local government area located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covers an area of 489.9 square kilometres, and at the 2016 Census, it had a population of 197,491.


The City of Whittlesea identified the need to take a more customer centric approach and enhance the current journeys of their residents.


A two stage approach was taken to help the City of Whittlesea establish a customer centric organisation:

  1. Collective Campus analysed current customer data (including reports, surveys etc) and developed four key customer personas. The four customer personas developed gave a human face to each key customer type identified.
  2. Using the customer personas as input, Collective Campus delivered a one day workshop for the building & Development team at the City of Whittlesea.


The team at the City of Whittlesea achieved the following outcomes:
- Aligned understanding of the importance of customer experience in the council landscape
- A shared understanding of key customer types in the region.
- Development of two end to end customer journey maps for customers looking to develop property in the region.
- Identification of pain points and opportunities at each key customer touch point.
- Prioritisation of ideas based on Cost vs. Impact