Welcome to the Growth Areas Social Planning Tool
This Tool outlines a social planning process to help local governments and their partners build strong, connected, healthy and resilient communities in new developments, particularly in the urban fringe.
Social planning turns developments into communities.
It helps to identify the activities, programs, events and services that create:
- individual and family health and well-being
- local connections, respect and community identity
- the governance needed to create the new community groups, initiatives, businesses and enterprises that bring communities to life.
You can read more in our ‘The Case for Change‘ publication.
The Growth Areas Social Planning Tool was developed by the City of Whittlesea in partnership with a large number of councils and community organisations in Melbourne, Australia.
In the media
Gayle Tierney MP discusses the opening of the Shared Space Community Centre at Olivine Place.
Watch the introduction video