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
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
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
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.