2 TODAY’S PRESENTATION Background to Selandra Rise Project Status Partner CapabilitiesWhat makes Selandra Rise different?Our commitment to best practiceLongitudinal studyKey Ingredients?What can we improve?
3 BACKGROUND TO SELANDRA RISE Located 52km from CBD in Melbourne’s South EastLaunched in 2008 to demonstrate how objectives for affordable, healthy and liveable communities can be achieved ‘on the ground’Collaborative Partnership between Industry, Government & the Private SectorProject Objectives:Improving housing diversityPromoting local employmentCreating a healthy and engaged communitySupport Partners: Vic Health, DHS, DPCD, RMIT
5 PROJECT STATUS Presales Commenced – May 2010 Public Launch – July 2010 Lots sold – 750 of 1200First Resident – Moved in November 2011St Peter’s Secondary College – Opened October 2011Display Village Opening – Opened November 2011Selandra Community Place – Opened March 2012Hilltop Park, the people’s park – July 2012Selandra Rise Health & Wellbeing Residents Survey – Oct 2012Retirement Living – November 2012Village Centre Stage 1 – December 2013
6 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Health & Wellbeing Rigour Test“What ingredients make a Healthy & Engaged Community”Application of the ‘Putting health at the centre of planning’ frameworkKey interest areas include Social Inclusion, Mental Health, Childhood Health, Physical Activity, Safety and Food AccessibilityReviewed a range of best practice guidelines (e.g. Walkability tool kit, CPTED) & established a list of key initiatives that are incorporated into the planning & design of the new community
7 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project InitiativesTimely Delivery of Services (Council / YMCA / Residents)Selandra Community Place: a ‘Day 1’ community facility / Environmental LeadershipAffordable & Diverse Housing: SoHo – RetirementCommunity Naming & Design ParticipationLocal Employment: Coffee Club / Business support facilityLocal Town Centre: Main Street / Commercial & Civic space / Youth Park‘Go Get’ VehiclesDiverse Open Space: Physical / Social / HealthyWay finding Strategy & ped / cycle priorities
8 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives – Community Named / Engaged Community
9 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives – Selandra Community Place
10 COMMITMENT TO BEST PRACTICE Community creationSelandra Community PlaceConnecting, engaging and educating the community
11 COMMITMENT TO BEST PRACTICE Selandra Community Place (SCP)More than 1,000 people have visited SCP300 people engaging in the community programs50 people participating in the sustainable programs8 people participating in a building plan consultation. The SCP website has had on average 750 visitors per month, including international visitors from USA, Canada and JapanThere has been significant industry interest in the project and the research-supported initiative. Peak bodies and senior government representatives have visited the centre regularly.
12 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives – Early Infrastructure Provision / Service Delivery
13 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives – Diversity of Housing
14 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives - Connected Community / Physical Activity
15 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives - Connected Community / Physical Activity
16 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives - Way Finding Strategy
17 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives - Connected Community / Physical Activity
18 WHAT MAKES SELANDRA RISE DIFFERENT? Key Project Initiatives – Alternate Transport Options
19 LONGITUDINAL STUDY Linked to Rigour Test Health & Wellbeing Iniatives Evidence based approach to planningComparative Analysis: ABS data set to mesh block levelProving the theories through testing:Research question: “To what extent do best practice planning principles for space & place impact on the health & wellbeing of the community of Selandra Rise?”A Tested Blueprint for Future CommunitiesA blueprint for developers, industry and government policyCommitted PartnershipVic Health funded RMIT ‘Research Practice Fellow’
20 LONGITUDINAL STUDYSelandra Rise Neighbourhood Health and Wellbeing Residents Survey commenced 8 October 2012 (86 from 400 survey responses to date)What are the benefits associated with participation?The findings of the research will be used to improve Selandra Rise, as it develops, and set a standard for future new communities.Participating in the survey gives the residents the opportunity to reflect on their neighbourhood and their health and wellbeing.A summary of the research findings will be available for all participants and for dissemination by the project working group in December 2012.
21 KEY INGREDIENTS – Selandra Rise Clear Understanding of Local Issues: Health & Wellbeing IndicatorsCommon Objectives to respond to issuesOpen Partnership ApproachCreate a strong governance structureMulti-Disciplinary teamEstablish a mediation / facilitation roleBudget and executive support from each organisationEvaluate and adapt during the project
22 THE OPPORTUNITIESTrial new public transport models through partnership with bus operatorsMeasurement and Evaluation: Evidenced base changeTrial new service delivery initiatives: Community Building