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Social planning for growth areas

The Growth Areas Social Planning Tool can assist councils with community building through collaborative social planning.

Population growth in new and emerging suburbs can introduce issues around availability of nearby services and facilities, and may place a strain on those that exist in neighbouring areas.

Residents of growth areas may also be confronted with social isolation as they move away from friends, family and neighbours into housing estates that are yet to develop into communities.

This social planning tool identifies programs, activities, services, events and networks that support residents of growth areas.

The resource assists local government, state departments, developers, services providers, community organisations and anyone else interested in coordinating the process of social planning.