Social Infrastructure Plan

Consultation has concluded

The State Government has set a target for the Town of Victoria Park to plan for a population of 76,000 people by 2050. That is nearly double today's population.

Currently, there is no framework to guide how Council and stakeholders will respond to the increased pressure and needs on social infrastructure. With changing policy directions, changing demographics, changing expectations, population increases, ageing infrastructure and financial constraints, the need for a more efficient and sustainable approach to social infrastructure planning is necessary to ensure the ongoing quality of life for our communities.


To assist in developing the Social Infrastructure Plan (SIP), we would like to hear from people who use, own or manage facilities and services in the Town about what they think is needed in the way of community services and facilities today and into the future.

It is important to note that the SIP represents ‘a moment in time’ and as a result will be regularly reviewed to ensure that it adapts to changing needs over time. Further targeted community engagement will take place when projects referred to in the SIP are being considered for progression.

What is social infrastructure?

Social infrastructure is the formal and informal places, spaces, services and programs in our community. It provides many benefits including the bringing together of communities, reducing social isolation, increasing community pride, developing social capital, supporting groups with special needs such as families, people with disabilities and indigenous and culturally diverse people, and improving overall community wellbeing.

What is the purpose of this project?

  • Develop a framework to guide how the Town’s social infrastructure will accommodate future growth.
  • Identify and appropriately plan for and assist in the delivery of social infrastructure in the Town of Victoria Park.
  • Provide an evidence-based framework and guide for the future planning, provision and investment in Council-owned social infrastructure over the next 30 years.
  • Enable Council to set priorities and recommendations for future social infrastructure development based on strong evidence and analysis.

How can I be involved?

The survey to inform the development of the Social Infrastructure Plan has been closed.

Public comments are now being sought on the draft Social Infrastructure Plan and Appendices.

Send through your comments by 11.59pm on Friday 28 July by completing our form, via email to thao@thaoplanning.com.au or by mail to Locked Bag No. 437, Victoria Park WA 6979 marked Attn: Tina Ackerman, Director Community Life Program.


The State Government has set a target for the Town of Victoria Park to plan for a population of 76,000 people by 2050. That is nearly double today's population.

Currently, there is no framework to guide how Council and stakeholders will respond to the increased pressure and needs on social infrastructure. With changing policy directions, changing demographics, changing expectations, population increases, ageing infrastructure and financial constraints, the need for a more efficient and sustainable approach to social infrastructure planning is necessary to ensure the ongoing quality of life for our communities.


To assist in developing the Social Infrastructure Plan (SIP), we would like to hear from people who use, own or manage facilities and services in the Town about what they think is needed in the way of community services and facilities today and into the future.

It is important to note that the SIP represents ‘a moment in time’ and as a result will be regularly reviewed to ensure that it adapts to changing needs over time. Further targeted community engagement will take place when projects referred to in the SIP are being considered for progression.

What is social infrastructure?

Social infrastructure is the formal and informal places, spaces, services and programs in our community. It provides many benefits including the bringing together of communities, reducing social isolation, increasing community pride, developing social capital, supporting groups with special needs such as families, people with disabilities and indigenous and culturally diverse people, and improving overall community wellbeing.

What is the purpose of this project?

  • Develop a framework to guide how the Town’s social infrastructure will accommodate future growth.
  • Identify and appropriately plan for and assist in the delivery of social infrastructure in the Town of Victoria Park.
  • Provide an evidence-based framework and guide for the future planning, provision and investment in Council-owned social infrastructure over the next 30 years.
  • Enable Council to set priorities and recommendations for future social infrastructure development based on strong evidence and analysis.

How can I be involved?

The survey to inform the development of the Social Infrastructure Plan has been closed.

Public comments are now being sought on the draft Social Infrastructure Plan and Appendices.

Send through your comments by 11.59pm on Friday 28 July by completing our form, via email to thao@thaoplanning.com.au or by mail to Locked Bag No. 437, Victoria Park WA 6979 marked Attn: Tina Ackerman, Director Community Life Program.


  • The SIP is intended to inform and assist the provision and delivery of social infrastructure through planning, partnerships and advocacy advice. It provides direction to the Town for its role and acknowledges that Council does not have sole responsibility for funding the social infrastructure requirements as identified in the SIP. Importantly, the Plan emphasises the need for Council to partner with a range of stakeholders such as funding bodies to provide the required infrastructure. It is anticipated that the SIP will:

    ·  Provide an evidence-based framework and guide for the future community engagement, planning, provision and investment

    The SIP is intended to inform and assist the provision and delivery of social infrastructure through planning, partnerships and advocacy advice. It provides direction to the Town for its role and acknowledges that Council does not have sole responsibility for funding the social infrastructure requirements as identified in the SIP. Importantly, the Plan emphasises the need for Council to partner with a range of stakeholders such as funding bodies to provide the required infrastructure. It is anticipated that the SIP will:

    ·  Provide an evidence-based framework and guide for the future community engagement, planning, provision and investment in Council-owned social infrastructure to 2036 and to 2050.

    ·  Enable Council to set priorities and recommendations for future social infrastructure development based on strong evidence and analysis.

    ·  Inform Council’s budgeting process.

    ·  Provide a strong basis from which to advocate/lobby state and federal governments for funding, grants etc for social infrastructure.

    ·  Position Council to pursue collaborative partnerships with other levels of government, the private sector and community groups for social infrastructure planning and provision.

    ·  Enable Council to maximise the benefits from its existing investments in social infrastructure assets.

    Comments must be received by 11.59pm on Friday 28 July 2017.


    Consultation has concluded