8.1 The social infrastructure network is equitable and accessible to meet the needs of existing and future communities:
- Places and spaces cater for a wide and diverse range of activities to support community wellbeing.
- Land and resources are used efficiently and balance the needs of existing and emerging communities.
- Land to support the network is appropriately located and is retained for community purposes for future generations.
- Social infrastructure is multipurpose, flexible and adaptable to changing needs.
- The network is resilient, viable and utilises smart technology and principles of sustainable design.
8.2 Strong partnerships and collaboration deliver an integrated and complementary network:
- Local history and cultural heritage values are conserved and enhanced.
- Economic development and investment opportunities are leveraged to achieve viable community outcomes.
- Co-location with compatible uses and the sharing of spaces and resources increases activity and reduces cost.
- Access to a diverse range of facilities to meet community needs is complemented through partnerships.
8.3 Social infrastructure facilitates inclusive communities and strengthens cultural heritage, local character and identity:
- Social infrastructure is inclusive, welcoming and affordable.
- Infrastructure contributes to the health, safety and resilience of our communities.
- Community spaces provide a focal point for community participation and activation, contributing to a sense of place and vibrancy.
- Local history, character and identity is reflected and celebrated through the network.
For technical detail and planning directions for this theme, please read the Environment and Liveability Strategy Part C - Network Plan.