Social planning and demographics
Planning for Cardinia Shire's future
The objective of social planning is to enhance community wellbeing, health and quality of life.
It is our role to:
- identify key infrastructure requirements and service gaps
- develop policy and strategy responses to social and community issues
- track policy trends and developments within other levels of government
- prepare submissions for government enquiries.
A number of strategies have been developed to support Cardinia Shire's rapid growth.
Social and Affordable Housing Partnership Group
We are establishing a social and affordable housing partnership group to provide an opportunity for local representatives to participate in the implementation of council’s Social and Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2025.
We are currently taking applications from those who have an interest in social and affordable housing, including:
- community members
- people with lived experience of homelessness
- housing providers and associations
- community and volunteer services
- property, building and development sector representatives.
Successful applicants will join the Partnership Group, which will look at ways to support housing diversity and respond to housing needs within the community.
The group will comprise of 13 members including appointed councillor(s) and council staff, and representatives from the community and the private and public sector.
Expressions of interest to join the social and affordable housing partnership group will be open 21 May and close 12pm Tuesday 11 June, 2019.
Applications can be made online at Survey Monkey, or by requesting a registration form.
- get more information
- ask a question about applying
- or request a registration form.
Addressing future housing needs
As our shire continues to grow rapidly over the next 20 years the local population and number of houses is expected to more than double by 2031.
Our Housing Strategy Strategic Action Plan and our Social and Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan aims to ensure our shire includes diverse, high quality, sustainable and affordable housing that is responsive to the needs of a growing and diverse community.
Our Responsible Gaming policy guides decision making and response to applications made by venue operators to the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation for electronic gaming machines in the region.
Addressing family violence
Our shire has one of the highest reported incidents of family violence in Victoria. In 2014–15, local police attended around 25 incidents a week.
Preventing family violence is a priority for us.
Addressing health and wellbeing
In partnership with key agencies. Council has identifies seven priority areas have the greatest impact on the overall health and wellbeing of our community. These are outlined in Council's Liveability Plan 2017-2029
We have developed factsheets to understand how these issues impact our community and assist with planning and advocacy.
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Family violence
- Tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling
- Financial vulnerability
- Social cohesion