Social Infrastructure Plan

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We are preparing a Social Infrastructure Report and Inventory

Our community is growing and to assist with the planning and development of social infrastructure over the next 30 years the City is preparing a Social Infrastructure Report and Social Infrastructure Inventory. Thank you to those who have taken part in our focus groups and completed the survey. We had over 100 responses to our survey, and gained valuable insight into the needs of the community. Congratulations to David from Shenton Park on winning the survey prize draw; a $100 dining voucher at his chosen local restaurant, the Lady of Ro.

In 2020, the project (then known as the Social Infrastructure Plan project) was presented to Council and a decision made to reconceptualise the scope. The project deliverables were then reformed into the Social Infrastructure Report and the Social Infrastructure Inventory.

The Social Infrastructure Report will be a guiding document that will outline opportunities for the provision of social infrastructure to meet the needs of the population and better provide for our residents now and into the future. It will inform decision making on what to invest in and what to advocate for on behalf of the community. With changing policy directions, demographics, population, aging infrastructure and financial constraints, a more efficient and sustainable approach to social infrastructure planning is necessary to ensure the ongoing quality of life for our communities. The draft Social Infrastructure Report will be advertised for public comment, with the final version being made available to the community.

The Social Infrastructure Inventory will be an operational document summarising the City’s social assets, such as community centres, recreational facility, library, museum, parks, car parks and other properties.

What is Social Infrastructure?

Social Infrastructure includes facilities, services, networks and spaces that are used by our community, for example, schools, parks, libraries, community centres and hospitals. For more information please see the project FAQs.

How can I be involved?

The community had opportunities to provide input into the SIP project through a community survey and focus groups (by invitation). There will be further opportunities for community input when the draft Social Infrastructure Report is released for comment, subject to Council Endorsement.

The community survey assessed the current and future social infrastructure needs of our community and was open from 25 February until Thursday 30 April 2020. The aim of the survey was to understand the community's views in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of facilities and services in the City and will be used to inform the overall plan. This process will also help inform the City’s advocacy efforts.

Consultation outcomes to date

Thank to everyone who participated in consultation activities – the survey, focus groups and interviews. Valuable feedback was received and has been considered in the development of the draft Social Infrastructure Report. A summary of consultation outcomes can be found in the Consultation Summary Sheet which can be viewed in the project document library.

We are preparing a Social Infrastructure Report and Inventory

Our community is growing and to assist with the planning and development of social infrastructure over the next 30 years the City is preparing a Social Infrastructure Report and Social Infrastructure Inventory. Thank you to those who have taken part in our focus groups and completed the survey. We had over 100 responses to our survey, and gained valuable insight into the needs of the community. Congratulations to David from Shenton Park on winning the survey prize draw; a $100 dining voucher at his chosen local restaurant, the Lady of Ro.

In 2020, the project (then known as the Social Infrastructure Plan project) was presented to Council and a decision made to reconceptualise the scope. The project deliverables were then reformed into the Social Infrastructure Report and the Social Infrastructure Inventory.

The Social Infrastructure Report will be a guiding document that will outline opportunities for the provision of social infrastructure to meet the needs of the population and better provide for our residents now and into the future. It will inform decision making on what to invest in and what to advocate for on behalf of the community. With changing policy directions, demographics, population, aging infrastructure and financial constraints, a more efficient and sustainable approach to social infrastructure planning is necessary to ensure the ongoing quality of life for our communities. The draft Social Infrastructure Report will be advertised for public comment, with the final version being made available to the community.

The Social Infrastructure Inventory will be an operational document summarising the City’s social assets, such as community centres, recreational facility, library, museum, parks, car parks and other properties.

What is Social Infrastructure?

Social Infrastructure includes facilities, services, networks and spaces that are used by our community, for example, schools, parks, libraries, community centres and hospitals. For more information please see the project FAQs.

How can I be involved?

The community had opportunities to provide input into the SIP project through a community survey and focus groups (by invitation). There will be further opportunities for community input when the draft Social Infrastructure Report is released for comment, subject to Council Endorsement.

The community survey assessed the current and future social infrastructure needs of our community and was open from 25 February until Thursday 30 April 2020. The aim of the survey was to understand the community's views in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of facilities and services in the City and will be used to inform the overall plan. This process will also help inform the City’s advocacy efforts.

Consultation outcomes to date

Thank to everyone who participated in consultation activities – the survey, focus groups and interviews. Valuable feedback was received and has been considered in the development of the draft Social Infrastructure Report. A summary of consultation outcomes can be found in the Consultation Summary Sheet which can be viewed in the project document library.