Useful documents and links

Project publications

Macro Melbourne Initiative (PDF, 13.5MB)

There's something about Community (PDF, 1.23MB)

There's something about Community (Word, 6.87MB)

Creating Community - Social Connection, Community Wellbeing and Good Practice (PDF, 539KB)

Creating Community - Social Connection, Community Wellbeing and Good Practice (WORD - 1.31MB)

Community building in growth areas: the case for a coordinated approach (PDF, 10.17MB)

Community wellbeing

Victorian Community Wellbeing Framework

Victorian Community Indicators Project: developing a community indicators framework for Victoria (PDF, 2.23MB)

Indicators of community Strength in Victoria: Framework and evidence (PDF, 916.65KB)

Building Victorian Communities: outcomes of the Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre Sector (PDF, 1.96MB)

Community Incubator Toolkit

Frameworks for social planning and social infrastructure

GAA: A Strategic Framework Final Report (PDF, 680KB)

Design for Social Sustainability (PDF, 8.85MB)

Strong Communities: a social infrastructure plan (PDF, 773KB)

Social Infrastructure Planning for Waitakere City (PDF, 3.75MB)

Redlands Social Infrastructure Strategy (PDF, 1.51MB)

Social capital

Practical Social Capital (PDF, 4MB)

A Glass Half Full: Asset-based Community Development (PDF, 578KB)

Community Capacity Literature Review (PDF, 384KB)

Building Family and Community Resilience in Cardinia (PDF, 365KB)

Working in neighbourhoods: active citizenship and localism (PDF, 100KB)

B.A.N.K. of ideas

Social connection

Opportunities for Social Connection (PDF, 375KB)

Social Cities (PDF, 3.45MB)

Social Life of Cities (PDF, 97KB)

Social connectedness and health: a literature review (PDF, 472KB)

Creating an evidence base

Indicators of community Strength in Victoria: Framework and evidence (PDF, 916.65KB)

The City of Greater Dandenong's Social Services Benchmarking Tool (Excel, 58KB)

Planning for Community Infrastructure in Growth Areas (PDF, 7.63MB)

Quantatitive data sources in Victoria

Melbourne Growth Area research

Outer Suburban/interface services and development committee (PDF - 6.8MB)

Inquiry on growing the suburbs (PDF - 5.4MB)

Developing Transport Infrastructure and Services for Population Growth Areas (PDF, 3.29MB)

One Melbourne or two? (PDF, 1.55MB)

Building lives, building communities (PDF, 977KB)

Community engagement

IAP2 Spectrum of Participation (PDF, 391.41KB)

Inclusive engagement toolkit (PDF, 1.29MB)

Partnerships

Partnership Analysis Tool

Department of Human Services (DHS) Community Sector and Business Partnerships Guide (PDF, 728.23KB)

Department of Human Services (DHS) Community Sector and Business Partnerships Tool Kit (PDF, 514.92KB)

Working in Partnership: Practical Advice for Running Effective Partnerships (PDF, 572.85KB)

Shared Facility Partnerships - A Guide to Good Governance (PDF, 2.09MB)

Evaluation

Caroline Springs and Laurimer evaluations (PDF, 1.26MB)

A Department of Planning and Community Development Evaluation Guide (PDF, 553.71KB)

Community Facilities Planning

Guide to Community Precincts

Healthy by Design: A Planners Guide to Environments for Active Living (PDF, 4.74MB)

A Guide to Social Infrastructure Planning (PDF, 1.08MB)

Planning for Community Infrastructure in Growth Areas (PDF, 7.63MB)

Sport and Recreation Victoria: Facility Development Guidelines

Creating liveable new Communities - Checklist for Liveable Planning (PDF, 184.39KB)

Sport and Recreation Victoria - Facility Development Guidelines

Schools as Community Facilities (PDF, 2.26MB)

Shared Facilities Partnerships (PDF, 2.09MB)

City of Casey Guide to Managing Community Facilities

Community Infrastructure for Growth Areas Technical report (PDF - 603KB)

Tomorrow's healthy and productive communities report (PDF - 256KB)

Creating Places for People (PDF, 2.89MB)

VCEC Inquiry – Getting it together: an inquiry into sharing of government facilities, Final Report September 2009 (PDF, 1.61MB)

UK Growth Areas

Building Communities that are Healthy and Well (PDF, 380KB)

New Towns Lessons (PDF, 419KB)

Quality Charter for Growth (PDF, 1.07MB)

Would you live here? (PDF, 639KB)

Participation of New Residents (PDF, 301KB)

www.futurecommunities.net

Organisations undertaking advocacy and research

National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

McCaughey Centre

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Grattan Institute

Foundation for Young Australians

Young Foundation

Social Life

Future Communities

Municipal Association of Victoria

Australian Communities Foundation

Victorian growth area councils

Hume City Council

City of Casey

Cardinia Shire Council

Melton City Council

City of Whittlesea

Wyndham City Council

Mitchell Shire Council

Victorian State Government agencies

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Department of Health

Department of Human Services

Department of Justice

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

Federal Government agencies

Productivity Commission

Department of Education

Department of Employment

Department of Health

Department of Human Services

Department of Social Services