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.