Planning for Growth12 Dec 2011
More than 130 State, Federal and Local Government and community sector representatives gathered at the MCG on 22 November, for Community Development and Regional Delivery’s Planning for Growth Forum.
The recent Federal Government report State of Australian Cities says liveability is "the degree to which a place supports quality of life, health and wellbeing". Imagine the challenges of creating liveability in our fastest growing areas - our metropolitan growth councils.
With the Sheffield Shield opening match as background, more than 130 State, Federal and Local Government and community sector representatives gathered at the MCG on 22 November, for Community Development and Regional Delivery’s Planning for Growth Forum.
The Victorian Bushrangers battled the Tasmanian Tigers on field, while metropolitan growth councils (Casey, Cardinia, Hume, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Melton) shared the challenges they’re tackling in creating liveability in Melbourne’s fastest growing areas.
Community Development and Regional Delivery Division spotlighted these councils at the very successful Planning for Growth forum, where delegates heard senior growth area council speakers present the outcomes of community infrastructure planning studies funded by DPCD.
Reflecting on the varied issues confronting growth areas, each council took a different approach. For example, Wyndham City Council looked at how they could increase the level of services provided by community service organisations to align with their rapid population growth. The City of Hume investigated community infrastructure requirements for their newest growth areas, particularly Sunbury. The City of Casey undertook a 20 year Community Facilities Plan.
The six Planning Study summary documents are attached for your reference.
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