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.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • What is your vision for the place? Not buzz words or trending urban design principles or design awards, but the actual specific vision for each site - what's the point of it, what do you want to achieve specifically for the local community?

    Barnaby asked about 3 years ago

    The Town is currently in the process of drafting our Strategic Community Plan. Through this process we are actively engaging with the community to create a shared vision.

    We are proposing that our community is happy, healthy and connected. A community that is inclusive and accepting of all people regardless of ability, age, race, cultural beliefs or backgrounds. We hope that people feel safe and secure; that there are fun and creative things to do and see; that kids, community members and visitors can enjoy green open spaces, and that supports and services are readily available and accessible to all, especially in times of need.

    Jump over to the Evolve section of Your Thoughts to read the draft abridged Strategic Community Plan and let us know your thoughts.  

  • When will the ToVP spend some money on festivals and events in areas besides East Victoria Park? I've heard The Summer Street Party costs tens of thousands to put on each year with additional money from sponsors. Why isn't this money spilt with Victoria Park, Lathlain and Carlisle?

    Local Business Owner and Resident asked about 3 years ago

    Thank you for your enquiry regarding events within the Town, and how it links into the SIP.

    The Town is currently drafting an Events and Place Activation Strategy which will provide a clear framework for planning, delivering and supporting events. It will also look at how we utilise our great public spaces and places around Town (not just in East Vic Park or along Albany Highway). This includes a balanced events calendar (including Town, community and partner delivered events), for children, youth, families and adults of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

    The Events and Place Activation Strategy has been informed by:

    • Extensive and detailed community and trader consultation and feedback as captured through the Evolve project.
    • Consultation with key partners including Curtin University, Crown Casino, Tennis West, Perth Racing, Burswood Stadium, to name a few.

    The Events and Place Activation Strategy will be circulated for public comment in the very near future and from 2017/18 onwards, our approach to events will be guided by this strategy.

    The SIP community consultation provides a great opportunity for the community to identify what social infrastructure is required to meet the needs of the community up until 2050, based on estimated population growth.

    If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear them.

  • Being a Lathlain resident for many years our large extended family miss the old tennis courts that were on the old oval. It was a great social gathering of all ages? Would love to see gas bbqs up and running in new Lathlain place park and maybe lighting and some shade. Great to have fish and chips on a Friday night in the park but gets a bit to dark?

    Deb asked about 3 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback in response to the Town's call for information to assist in the development a Social Infrastructure Plan. This feedback will be taken in to account when developing the Plan.

    Did you know that the Town is looking to redevelop the former Carlisle Lathlain Bowls Club site, which may include some/all of the elements you have referred to? In 2015 Council resolved to retain this area as public open space; however the nature of the space and what will go on it is yet to be determined and will be heavily influenced by what the community wants.

    The Town recently conducted a survey, with the information gathered to be used to used to inform a final concept plan, which will be presented to the Town of Victoria Park's elected members for their information and future budgeting consideration. To see the current concept plan (yet to be finalised) check out the Town's Your Thoughts page, clicking on the link to 'Former Bowls Club Site' where you will find information about the project, as well as the initial concept plan.