About the Social Infrastructure Plan

The term social infrastructure is used to describe a range of community places, spaces and facilities.

"For many of us, these places are like our second home."

Remarkably, the City of Greater Geelong provides over 865 indoor and outdoor community places and spaces, including sporting facilities, playgrounds and parks, leisure centres, community halls, libraries, neighbourhood houses and much more.

As Geelong’s population grows, and through trying times such as these as our community deals with the impacts of Covid-19, these places will become more important than ever in helping us maintain the lifestyle and strong sense of community connection this region has always enjoyed.

The new Social Infrastructure Policy and Plan marks a journey to a new way of working and is aimed at ensuring our future decision making and investment in community infrastructure and services is clear, fair, equitable, and based on evidence of need and insights from our community. We want to ensure we’re providing access to places, spaces and services where and when people need them the most.


The preparation of the Report has been a collaborative effort of our Council, all relevant Council departments, partner organisations, our community clubs, groups and associations, and the Greater Geelong community.

We would like to thank the involvement of all our key stakeholders for their collaboration, insight and commitment to the future of our community infrastructure and to a new way of working.

This policy and plan was endorsed by council on 28 July 2020.

Page last updated: Monday, 9 November 2020