Community Infrastructure Planning

One of Council’s most significant challenges is the need to provide community infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing community with changing and diverse needs. As this growth and change continues, pressure is being placed on Council to deliver new, more sustainable community infrastructure.

Community infrastructure refers to facilities, services and networks that help neighbourhoods to function effectively by providing settings for active citizenship, social interaction and physical activity. Examples include community meeting places, kindergartens, libraries, art and cultural facilities and leisure facilities. Yarra City Council plays a major role in providing and operating these facilities, or leasing the land on which many of these facilities are located.

Responsibility for the planning of community facilities is shared within the different areas of Council. In response, Yarra City Council has prepared the Community Infrastructure Planning Framework (Framework) that supports integrated planning of services and facilities.  The Framework provides a broad structure within which to establish a comprehensive, evidence-driven approach to community infrastructure planning. 

pdf format Yarra Community Infrastructure Planning Framework - adopted version July 2014 (602.55 KB)

pdf format Community Infrastructure Planning Principles (634.70 KB)

Further information

Emily Woodin
Coordinator Community Infrastructure Planning
9205 5230

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