Social Infrastructure Planning

About the SIG

Social or community infrastructure is at the heart of neighbourhoods and places. This infrastructure offer vital spaces for services to be delivered and people to meet and participate in community life. Social infrastructure planning in Local Government has a distinct function that intersects with many other disciplines including: assets and service planning, open space planning, urban planning and social planning.

Tasked with the responsibility of planning the future of multi-million dollar and multipurpose projects, Social Infrastructure Planners work closely across Council, with data and the community to help influence the urban fabric.

Our Objectives

The LGPro Social Infrastructure Planning Special Interest Group aims to bring together like minded professionals who want to:

  • Advance best practice in social infrastructure planning
  • Improve processes and systems in the planning, development and maintenance of social infrastructure
  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Share and obtain new ideas in the field.

Member Involvement

For a successful SIG, we encourage all members to be actively engaged with our online forum, in hosting events and leading working groups and activities. Members are also encouraged to become convenors of the SIG to lead delivery of our SIG objectives. Periodically, we'll call for expressions of interest in a convenor role,although if you'd like to become a convenor we're keen to hear from you anytime.

Upcoming forums

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There are no meetings scheduled at this time.

  Online Community

This SIG is supported by an online community. We believe that accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated. Our communities are only for people working in Local Government and there are many benefits to participating in them. They are a great way to keep in touch in between meetings, by asking your fellow SIG colleagues questions and sharing resources. You can also see who else is involved in the SIG and get in touch with them quickly.  Agendas, minutes, presentations and other SIG resources will also be posted on the online community.

Want to get involved?

Simply sign in, top of screen, go to 'Hi' - this is your profile, head to Participation and then onto Community.

Active in this SIG

  • 110 Current Total

To join this SIG email us at [email protected]

Who should attend

  • Local Government officers with responsibilities for social infrastructure planning.

Register your attendance

To register your attendance online, under Upcoming forums, click on the title of the upcoming SIG forum that you want to attend. Then follow the prompts.

Community Infrastructure Planner
Greater Geelong City Council


Executive Officer Strategic Projects
Yarra Ranges Council


Social Infrastructure Planner & Analyst
Moonee Valley City Council