Social Infrastructure Plan 2014-2031 Review

Social infrastructure Plan is undergoing a review.

These buildings offer a range of services and activities and include:

  • kindergartens
  • indoor sports centres
  • children’s centres
  • sports pavilions
  • aquatic centres
  • libraries
  • senior citizens
  • halls
  • meeting spaces
  • neighborhood houses
  • parks and playgrounds.

In 2014, we developed a Social Infrastructure Plan 2014-2031 (SIP) to provide Council with an integrated fifteen year blueprint for the planning, investment and delivery of social infrastructure, that could respond to and meet the needs of a growing and changing community. In June 2017 Council resolved to review the plan and undertake a broad community consultation process.


After a twelve month engagement process over two phases, consultation on the review of the plan has now been completed. We have gained valued insights into what people think about the planning framework underpinning the plan, what places and spaces people feel they can’t access easily and why, along with peoples thoughts on how we can make fair and informed decisions.

The response was great and we thank all who participated. Provided below is a snapshot of the engagement statistics:

Survey responses: 1,064
Individuals 971
Community groups 93
Social reach: 53,723
Facebook 36,191
Instragram 15,545
Twitter 1,987
Online map comments: 349
Community group meetings: 25
Webpage views: 2,517
Online comments: 318
Organisations represented in a workshop: 40

What comes next...

With the engagement completed we have now collated all the findings to produce a summary of the results. These engagement results together with research and evidence will inform the development of a policy and new plan.

The policy

The Social Infrastructure Planning and Investment Policy aims to provide Council and the City of Greater Geelong with a guide to fair and equitable decision making, and to provide our community with a clear understanding of Council’s role and how decisions are made.

The plan

The new Social Infrastructure Plan will outline the needs of our community, investment priorities and the way forward to ensure that people know what is planned in the place that they live.

The Plan is intended to provide Council and the community with a single, more simple and integrated strategic summary of Council’s investment priorities over the next 1-4 years.

Need to know more...

Any questions on the Social Infrastructure Plan review can be directed to the Social Planning and Investment team on 03 5272 5272.

Page last updated: Thursday, 14 November 2019