This engagement is closed

Contributions to this engagement have now closed. The findings were evaluated and a final plan was developed.

On 28 July 2020, the Council endorsed the Social Infrastructure Plan - Generation One: 2020-2023, and the accompanying Social Infrastructure Planning and Investment Policy.

A journey to a new way of working

Social infrastructure is the fabric of our community. It refers to the places and spaces that bring us together; where we make friends, stay active, learn new skills and access important services.

"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.

We now invite you to explore our new way of working and what is planned for the place where you live; then please take a moment to tell us what you think.

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ABOUT THE PLAN

A journey to a new way of working

Social infrastructure is the fabric of our community. It refers to the places and spaces that bring us together; where we make friends, stay active, learn new skills and access important services.
"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.

Planning, building and maintaining high quality social infrastructure, in partnership with our community and key stakeholders, will be essential for our overall physical and mental health, wellbeing and economic prosperity.


The new Social Infrastructure Policy and Plan 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.

The plan also marks the beginning of a journey to a new way of working, to ensure we’re providing access to places, spaces and services where and when people need them the most.

It promotes municipality-wide solutions, but it's not a one-size-fits-all or linear approach. It includes recommendations for improving equity, accessibility, integration, operation, maintenance, use and experience of the City’s social infrastructure.

The plan has been developed through an assessment of the current state of the City’s infrastructure, rigorous analysis of the available evidence, existing strategic guidance, and extensive community and stakeholder feedback.

We now invite you to explore our new way of working and what is planned for the place where you live; then please take a moment to tell us what you think.

Final Social Infrastructure Plan - Generation One 2020 - 2023

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Project Timeline - A Journey to a New Way of Working...

  • Timeline item 1

    2017 - Project Commencement

    Commence review of the Draft Social Infrastructure Plan (2015).

  • Timeline item 2

    Engagement - Review vision, principles and approach

    Test the vision, principles and approach.

  • Timeline item 3

    2018 - Scope New Approach

    Scope and commence approach for a new Policy and Plan.

  • Timeline item 4

    Engagement - Needs, preferences and values

    Understand the needs, preferences and values of our community and key stakeholders.

  • Timeline item 5

    2019 - Develop the Social Infrastructure Planning and Investment Policy

    Develop the foundation policy framework to underpin the new plan.

  • Timeline item 6

    Engagement - Test the Draft Policy

    Seek feedback and insights from our community on the Draft Policy.

  • Timeline item 7

    2020 - Develop the Draft Social Infrastructure Plan

    Following strong support for the Draft Policy; develop a Draft Social Infrastructure Plan to respond to identified needs.

  • Timeline item 8

    Engagement - Test the Draft Plan

    We’ve now reached an important milestone and we need your feedback on the Draft Social Infrastructure Plan.

  • Timeline item 9

    2020 - Endorse the Final Policy and Plan

    Following community engagement, finalise and endorse the Policy and Plan.

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