Social planning is based on the principles of social justice (equity, access, participation and rights) and involves enhancing community wellbeing by planning for the needs and aspirations of people and communities through strategic policy and action.
In order to understand our changing community and respond to emerging issues, we monitor demographic and social data about our community. We are committed to understanding the needs of resident’s and the social challenges they are facing.
We undertook social research into the needs, aspirations and priorities of residents living in growth areas. The research focused on estate planning, local services and facilities, community life, and social and personal issues.
View the summary document (Word, 1.3MB) for more information and an overview of findings.
Social planning involves a wide range of social research and policy activities that, when combined with strategic planning, seeks to develop holistic community-focussed strategies to enhance community wellbeing, health and quality of life. The social planning web page outlines Council's current policy and strategy responses to social and community issues.