Community Infrastructure Plan

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Council is a provider of community infrastructure including community centres, public halls, sports pavilions, aquatic facilities, libraries, early years facilities, senior citizens centres and playgrounds. It owns and manages community facilities and delivers services to the community through those facilities. There is currently significant work underway, being led by the Health and Social Planning team to develop and implement an integrated approach to community infrastructure planning and renewal.

The first step was to develop a Community Infrastructure Planning Policy which was adopted by Council in September 2020 and which is available both on Council's website and using the links section on the right hand side. The next step which is currently underway is the development of a 10 year Community Infrastructure Plan which will be reviewed and updated every 2 years using the dynamic evidence base being maintained, to ensure that the Plan continues to respond to the areas of highest need and is agile in terms of the appropriate timing of projects to capitalise on funding opportunities.

There will be multiple opportunities for the community and user groups of the facilities to have input into the development of the Plan and these opportunities have been clearly identified in the 'Lifecycle' section of this page on the left hand side.

It is intended that the Community Infrastructure Plan includes:

  • An overview of growth and change
  • Summary of identified community infrastructure gaps and forecasting and consideration of service requirements across the municipality as a whole and within service catchments and neighbourhoods. This will take into consideration the needs in both established and growth areas of the municipality.
  • Recommended projects including evidence and reasoning for prioritisation.
  • Relevant community feedback captured throughout the process.
  • Overview of projects using key information from business case – problem statement, project scope, evidence base, costs, funding, benefits and outcomes of recommended solution, adherence to community infrastructure policy.
  • 10-year community infrastructure budget and schedule.

As part of the development of the Community Infrastructure Plan we are gathering a range of information about existing facilities (including their fitness for purpose, location, user groups and utilisation), and the service needs that our growing and changing population will have in the future, to ensure we plan for the delivery of infrastructure that will be required to meet those needs.

If you would like to receive updates for this project please subscribe in the the 'Stay Informed' area or revisit this page over the coming months.

Council is a provider of community infrastructure including community centres, public halls, sports pavilions, aquatic facilities, libraries, early years facilities, senior citizens centres and playgrounds. It owns and manages community facilities and delivers services to the community through those facilities. There is currently significant work underway, being led by the Health and Social Planning team to develop and implement an integrated approach to community infrastructure planning and renewal.

The first step was to develop a Community Infrastructure Planning Policy which was adopted by Council in September 2020 and which is available both on Council's website and using the links section on the right hand side. The next step which is currently underway is the development of a 10 year Community Infrastructure Plan which will be reviewed and updated every 2 years using the dynamic evidence base being maintained, to ensure that the Plan continues to respond to the areas of highest need and is agile in terms of the appropriate timing of projects to capitalise on funding opportunities.

There will be multiple opportunities for the community and user groups of the facilities to have input into the development of the Plan and these opportunities have been clearly identified in the 'Lifecycle' section of this page on the left hand side.

It is intended that the Community Infrastructure Plan includes:

  • An overview of growth and change
  • Summary of identified community infrastructure gaps and forecasting and consideration of service requirements across the municipality as a whole and within service catchments and neighbourhoods. This will take into consideration the needs in both established and growth areas of the municipality.
  • Recommended projects including evidence and reasoning for prioritisation.
  • Relevant community feedback captured throughout the process.
  • Overview of projects using key information from business case – problem statement, project scope, evidence base, costs, funding, benefits and outcomes of recommended solution, adherence to community infrastructure policy.
  • 10-year community infrastructure budget and schedule.

As part of the development of the Community Infrastructure Plan we are gathering a range of information about existing facilities (including their fitness for purpose, location, user groups and utilisation), and the service needs that our growing and changing population will have in the future, to ensure we plan for the delivery of infrastructure that will be required to meet those needs.

If you would like to receive updates for this project please subscribe in the the 'Stay Informed' area or revisit this page over the coming months.