Social Planners Network

Interface Local Government Social Planning Network

Collectively improve and create healthy sustainable communities and enhance wellbeing.

To facilitate open and effective communication and consultation on community and social planning matters affecting communities in Melbourne’s interface areas.

Terms of Reference


Tuesday 22 March 2016

Presentation / Reports

Growth Area Community Infrastructure Plan Melbourne
Presentation by Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure Principal Social Planner on Integrated Infrastructure Planning & Spatial Mapping and Plan Melbourne response.

One Melbourne or Two? Implications of Population Growth for Infrastructure and Services in Interface Areas
Prepared for Interface Councils by Essential Economics Pty Ltd
The key purpose of this study is to identify long­‐term infrastructure and service requirements for the Interface Councils, together with their associated costs, that will deliver liveability standards for Interface residents comparable to residents living in non-­‐Interface metropolitan areas.

Creating Liveable Communities in the Interface document

The Interface Councils of Melbourne form an arc around metropolitan Melbourne and incorporate both the green wedge and the urban growth boundary. The ten Interface Councils include: Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra Ranges. These municipalities represent only 10 of metropolitan Melbourne’s 31 municipalities and yet are expected to accommodate over 60% of Melbourne’s population growth to 2026.

Creating Liveable Communities - Council blue documents

Creating Liveable Communities - City of Casey Council blue document

Inquiry into liveability options in outer suburban Melbourne
Report presents a range of options for enhnacing the livability of Melbourne's outer suburbs. Tabled in parliament December 2012

Liveable, Healthy, Sustainable: What Are the Key Indicators for Melbourne Neighbourhoods? Report
This research paper, the first arising from the Place, Health, and Liveability Research Program established in July 2011 provides an overview of current academic and policy literature on liveability indicators. The overall goal of the research program is to create evidence to inform public policy that can build healthy, liveable and sustainable communities in Victoria and beyond.
The research program, is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government Department of Health.

Useful Links

Social Planning Tool

Statistical Data for Victorian Communities

Community Services Engagement Program

Community & Social Planners Network

Melton City Council is leading the facilitation of a Community Services needs, opportunities and attraction program.



Integrated Service & Facility Planning event #5: ‘Smarter planning, better data’
Attendance free, hosted by the City of Port Phillip at St Kilda Town Hall, Thursday 12th May 10am – 2.30pm

Next Meeting

Tuesday 22 March 2016
Tuesday 24th May 2016
Tuesday 19th July 2016
Tuesday 20th September 2016
Tuesday 22nd November 2016

All meetings are at: 9.30am - 11.30am
Where: Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Office
60 Collins Street level 12


Network Convener:

City of Whittlesea
Rebecca Sirianni
Email: ua.vog.civ.aeselttihw|innairis.acceber#ua.vog.civ.aeselttihw|innairis.acceber
Phone: 9217 2476
Mobile: 0437 077 435

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