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1 New Communities in New Suburbs: The Challenge of Effective Infrastructure Provision Andrew Wear

2 ABS Population projections Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, medium growth scenario (Series B), Population Projections, Australia , 2008

3 Victoria’s Population Source: Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria in Future 2012, Government of Victoria, 2012

4 Population change Source: Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria in Future 2012, Government of Victoria, 2012

5 ScalePlanningDelivery MelbourneMetropolitan Planning Strategy Regional/corridorGrowth Corridor PlansEmerging Suburb/precinctPrecinct Structure PlansGrowth Areas Community Infrastructure Partnerships Planning and delivery at different scales

6 Metropolitan Planning Strategy

7 Growth Corridor Plans Source: Growth Areas Authority, Growth Corridor Plans: Managing Melbourne’s Growth, Government of Victoria, 2012

8 Precinct Structure Plans Source: Growth Areas Authority, Lockerbie Precinct Structure Plan: Draft for Consultation, Government of Victoria, 2011

9 Growth Corridor Plans Source: Growth Areas Authority, Growth Corridor Plans: Managing Melbourne’s Growth, Government of Victoria, 2012

10 Precinct Structure Plans Source: Growth Areas Authority, Lockerbie Precinct Structure Plan: Draft for Consultation, Government of Victoria, 2011

11 Community infrastructure

12 Community centres Libraries Sporting facilities Schools Kindergartens & maternal/child health Childcare Shops & town centres State: Community Support Grants State: Living Libraries Grants State: Sport & Recreation grants Council (rate revenue, developer contributions) State: Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Developer/private sector State: Education and Early Childhood Sources of funding

13 The Schools and Community Partnership

14 Laurimar Education and Community Alliance

15 Infrastructure delivered Savings and efficienciesCommunity strengthening benefits State primary school $8mBetter use of space. Connection with Community/Town Centre. Increased social connection. Good urban design. Sports area$11.9mMore facilities. Early delivery. Economies of scale. Improved services. Social connection. Good urban design. Community Activity Centre $6.8mIncreased funding contributions. Improved services (single face of service delivery). Good urban design. Laurimar Education and Community Alliance: Benefits

16 Available at

17 Essential elements of delivering community precincts

18 Growth Areas Community Infrastructure Partnership program Cardinia Wyndham Melton Hume Whittlesea

19 Service delivery –Building capacity of not-for-profit sector Planning for (and funding) corridor-scale social infrastructure: –Health –Post compulsory education –Justice services –Arts and cultural facilities Relationship with established areas Some challenges

20 Questions? Andrew Wear Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria Some challenges


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