Social Infrastructure Programs
The Social Infrastructure Program is made up of three key sub-programs of work.
The Small Steps sub-program focuses on small improvements with big impacts and delivers the following recommendations of the Social Infrastructure Strategy:
- Monitoring demand, usage and capacity of facilities and reserves.
- Transitioning facilities to more flexible, multi-use shared space.
- Collaborate with other providers.
- Smaller scale upgrades to improve usage and access.
The Hub Developments sub-program covers all projects relating to the development and creation of new community hubs across Vic Park.
Current Hub Developments include:
The Hub Investigations sub-program takes a longer-term look at the Town's existing community hubs and considers whether they are properly equipped to meet the needs of the Town's growing population.
Hub Investigations implement the following recommendations in the Social Infrastructure Strategy:
- Facilities to cater for Burswood Peninsula and Burswood South
- Master planning for Aqualife and the Oats Street Precinct
- Facilities to cater for longer-term growth at Curtin-Bentley.
- Opportunities for facilities around the Carlisle Town Centre.
Making Space for Culture
In 2021, the Town partnered with the Cities of Perth, South Perth and Vincent to conduct a study into the demand for creative maker spaces in the inner city.
The Making Space for Culture report found significant demand and proposed a wide range of recommendations for each local government to facilitate these spaces.
The Town is currently considering which actions it can undertake through the implementation of the Social Infrastructure Plan and the annual business planning cycle.
For more information, including the two reports, check out the links below.