Social Infrastructure Planning Framework for Waitakere City, Waitakere City Council, NZ 2007

Waitakere City Council's Social Infrastructure Planning Framework sets out a range of principles, processes and tools to help council (and other infrastructure providers) plan for the social infrastructure needs of growth areas.

The framework is focused on community-based processes (such as networking and events) as well as community facilities (such as halls and meeting places).

  • Sense of place, identity, safety and cultural expression
  • Community connectedness and interaction
  • Networks of people (such as friends and neighbours) and organisations that support each other at the local level and are involved in local affairs
  • Events, celebrations and programs designed to promote local interaction
  • Community building, brokering and development programs and program leaders.

The framework's facilities include:

  • Education facilities and services - schools, early childhood centres
  • Police facilities and services - community policing stations, victim support
  • Health services and facilities - GPs, Plunket clinics, specialists
  • Justice services and facilities - courts, community probation centres, restorative justice services
  • Social services and facilities - e.g. Department of Work income offices, Housing NZ
  • Emergency services - fire, ambulance
  • 'Formal' community meeting spaces and places - centres, halls, marae, churches
  • 'Informal' public meeting spaces - parks, open spaces, cafes
  • Active leisure facilities - swimming pools, recreation centres, sports fields
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Learning and informative centres - libraries

The framework is then developed under five cluster headings of:

  • Physical wellbeing
  • Human development - education
  • Cross-community support
  • Community interaction
  • Physical environment

Download Social Infrastructure Planning Framework for Waitakere City (PDF, 3.75MB) for more information.

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