Suburban areas of the the City of Fremantle have shown a decrease in housing options over the past 25 years. What do people want from their future suburb? What is missing and how can we transform these environments? We designed an interactive customisable model suburb so that the policy makers could make decisions based on practical and community generated evidence. Community open days invited people to come and create their own ideal piece of future suburb and we recorded their designs and preferences. People came face to face with the opportunities and challenges of transforming suburbs.