Community Infrastructure Plan
Community infrastructure plays a vital role in the quality and well-being of our community.
Our City is growing and we have a responsibility to ensure we support our communities in being active, healthy and socially connected. The City has developed a Community Infrastructure Plan to guide the planning and delivery of community infrastructure that responds to the changing needs of our community. It will help us work towards our vision of being a ‘sustainable City with a local focus’. It will provide a baseline of infrastructure our community has now and what they may need in the next five years and beyond. It considers our urban environment and how our social needs may change.
The Community Infrastructure Plan outlines a set of standards and delivery principles to support the City in delivering and prioritising community infrastructure in the City in a way that delivers the best outcomes to meet the needs of the City and our community.
Seeking the community’s input about community infrastructure needs is important and will provide the City with valuable information regarding our communities future needs. A range of feedback options are available including email, survey and through the City’s new online engagement virtual neighbourhood assistant, AI-nsley.
The City is inviting locals to start conversations with AI-nsley at 42 locations across the City’s seven wards about why community infrastructure is important, and local residents are encouraged to ask a question about their neighbourhood. We encourage you to share what types of community infrastructure will be important for the future such as our basketball and netball courts, sporting and recreation facilities, tennis courts, aquatic facilities, libraries, youth and arts and cultural spaces.
View the Draft Community Infrastructure Plan
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For the purposes of the Community Infrastructure Plan, community infrastructure is defined as “public buildings and spaces that accommodate services and activities to support the social needs of the community”.
The Community Infrastructure Plan considers community infrastructure which the City has a primary responsibility in delivering or is vital in supporting the City in delivering our core community services. These have been broken down in the following six categories:
- Leisure facilities
- Informal recreation
- Learning and arts
- Community facilities and spaces
- Community sporting facilities
- Supporting infrastructure.
More detail on the different types of community infrastructure captured in each of these categories is outlined in detail in the draft Community Infrastructure Plan.
The purpose of the Community Infrastructure Plan is to support the City in achieving its vision ‘to be a sustainable City with a local focus’. It will provide a baseline of infrastructure our community has now and what they may need in the next five years and beyond.
Has this plan considered relevant strategies and policies?
This Plan acknowledges and supports several strategic policies and plans at a global, national, local (City) and industry level including the City's Strategic Community Plan - Sustainable Stirling 2022-2032.
What are the standards and delivery principles?
The City’s community infrastructure standards are designed to guide the City in identifying and addressing the community infrastructure to best meet the needs, demands and growth of the City now and into the future. The standards establish our infrastructure hierarchy, types and provision standards. These standards and principles are outlined in detail in the draft Community Infrastructure Plan.
Why are we seeking feedback?
The City is committed to communicating and engaging with our community to make sure they have the opportunity to participate in the decision-making that impacts them.
The Community Infrastructure Plan outlines a set of standards and delivery principles that are designed to guide the delivery and priority of community infrastructure in the City, now and in the future.
The City is seeking feedback on the importance and value of community infrastructure to ensure that the delivery principles best reflect the values and expectations of the community and can deliver the best outcomes to meet the current and future needs of the City and our community.
How can I inform the plan?
There are many ways you can get involved in providing your feedback about the Community Infrastructure Plan. You can complete a survey or utilise our new virtual neighbourhood assistant at 42 locations across the City to chat about why community infrastructure is important. Local residents are also ecnouraged to ask a question about their neighbourhood.
Other stakeholders such as State Sporting Associations, State Government agencies and key community groups will also be provided with information to support the City in seeking as much feedback as possible from our community.
What will happen next?
City will review all the feedback provided and determine whether any amendments or improvements to the Plan are required. The Community Infrastructure Plan will then be presented to Council for final consideration. Updates on the project’s progress and status will be included on the City’s project page.
Where can I get more information?
For more information on the Community Infrastructure Plan, you can view the Community Infrastructure Plan here
Contact the City’s Leisure Planning team at email@example.com or (08) 9205 8555
Community engagement opens
10 July 2023
Community engagement closes
31 August 2023
Community Infrastructure Plan presented to Community and Resources Committee
Community Infrastructure Plan presented to Council
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