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.

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

What's New: SIG Membership

From 1 November 2019 we are introducing an annual SIG Membership. This means you will need to be an LGPro Fellow, Professional, Young Professional or SIG Member to attend and access SIG meetings, shared SIG resources and online communities.

You can read more about our SIG membership here

Upcoming forums

Skip to search results
Additional Image
Please join us for this LGPro Social Infrastructure Planning Special Interest Group forum.

When: October 22, 2019
Where: Narre Warren, VIC
This Social Infrastructure Planning event offers a unique opportunity to hear from the City of Casey about their experiences in delivering community facilities. A tour of their community facilities including Bunjil Place, one of Melbourne's premier community hubs, is also on offer. Come along to learn, network with peers, and have some fun!
As this upcoming SIG meeting is catered for, there will be a $15 fee to attend this meeting.

  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

  • 94 Current Total


Please note that this SIG is a closed group, open only to people currently working in a Victorian Council who are current LGPro Members. This includes Fellow, Professional, Young Professional and SIG annual membership types

To join this SIG email us at

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


Social Infrastructure Planner
Moonee Valley City Council


Community Infrstructure Planner
Brimbank City Council