Word, 6.87MB - The Growth Areas Social Planning Tool

Putting People First
Community building through collaborative social planning
Welcome to the Growth Areas Social Planning Tool which can help you navigate the complex
challenges of community building.
How can this Tool help?
The Growth Areas Social Planning Tool can identify the programs, activities, services, events
and networks that support residents of growth areas from the beginning of their communities. It
aids the building of community and provides practitioners with resources to make informed
Is it the right Tool for me?
This Tool is primarily a mechanism for local governments to coordinate social planning for
growth areas, along with other stakeholders who engage in community building activities – state
government departments, developers, services providers and community members/organisations.
However, anyone who needs to navigate the process of social planning in growth areas will find
the resources here invaluable.
A response to need
The Growth Areas Social Planning Tool was developed by a number of organisations, led by the
City of Whittlesea, as a response to the need for a coordinated social planning process for the
growth communities of Melbourne, Australia.
A history of the Tool
Who are we?
Project publications
How does this tool work?
1. How does this tool work?
3. Gathering your evidence
5. Measuring your success
2. Where do you start?
4. Planning for people
6. Best practice
For further information, please email [email protected]