Community Infrastructure Framework

The Community Infrastructure Framework sets out how we plan and deliver community facilities and community services.

The main purpose of the Framework is to identify the shire’s need for facilities and services, now and into the future. We take into account population changes and community needs.

Framework components

Community Infrastructure Planning Policy

This Policy states that Council will follow the adopted Community Infrastructure Planning Process. The Policy also includes a set of Planning and Design Principles.

Community Infrastructure Planning Process

The adopted Planning Process provides the methodology describing how the Community Infrastructure Framework operates. It explains how infrastructure projects are identified through an evidence-based approach.

Community infrastructure planning process

By following the adopted Community Infrastructure Planning Process, Council has identified a list of priority community infrastructure projects:

Strategic Community Infrastructure Priorities report – all Moorabool Shire (August 2019)

This report is the primary output from the Community Infrastructure Framework. Every recommended project contained in this list is backed by comprehensive evidence of current and future community need.

Location-specific extracts from this report are available below:

The Audit report lists all the existing community infrastructure in Moorabool Shire that was included within the Community Infrastructure Needs Analysis, as well as community facilities in neighbouring municipalities.

Community infrastructure needs analysis

Community Infrastructure Provision Standards report

The Provision Standards report provides the standards and targets used to inform the Community Infrastructure Needs Analysis. These standards provide Council’s requirements relating to the quantity, physical suitability, capacity and utilisation, and travel accessibility of community infrastructure across the Shire.

Community Infrastructure Needs Analysis - Key Findings and Recommendations report

This report summarises key findings from the various service-specific needs analyses. It also provides interpretation of those findings and related recommendations.

Community Infrastructure Needs Analysis – Findings by service or facility type:

A. Multipurpose community rooms and Community venues

B. Libraries

C. 4 year-old kindergarten

D. Long day care

E. Maternal and Child Health

F. Sports grounds (and associated pavilions and clubrooms)

G. Sports courts (and associated clubrooms and shelters)

H. Lawn bowls

I. Swimming pools and aquatic centres

J. Centre-based meals

K. Dementia programs and dementia-suitable facilities

L. Seniors groups and social support groups(

M. Playgrounds and play spaces

N. Skate and BMX parks

O. Youth spaces and youth support

These reports provide comprehensive needs analyses for each service or facility type and comprise the main part of the evidence base that has informed the Strategic Community Infrastructure Priorities report.

Community Infrastructure Needs Analysis – detailed data:

Quantity Assessment detailed results

Utilisation Assessment detailed results

Travel Accessibility Assessment detailed results (maps part 1)

Travel Accessibility Assessment detailed results (maps part 2)

These reports provide the detailed data that has informed the Community Infrastructure Needs Analyses.

NOTE: detailed data relating to the Suitability Assessment (building asset condition data and fitness for purpose assessments) may be available from Council on request.