Our role in community infrastructure
We own many community buildings across Moreland that are used as community spaces for many services and activities. These facilities are available to be used for a wide range of activities.
Our community buildings are used for services we deliver, as well as community, not-for-profit and private sector services. Many of our facilities are part of community hubs or community precincts.
What buildings and facilities do we own?
There are 5 different categories of community buildings that we own. You will find a list below each category of the community infrastructure we own that fits that category.
Arts and culture
The buildings that we own and are used for community spaces include community venues and halls, senior citizen centres, and multi-purpose spaces.
Early years, children and young people
Throughout Moreland we have many facilities specifically used for the education, health and recreation of early years, children, and young people. These spaces include playschool spaces, preschools and 3 and 4 year old kindergartens, childcare and long day care, maternal and child health centres, and youth spaces.
Education and learning
Aquatic, leisure and recreation
The buildings that we own in the aquatic, leisure and recreation category include aquatic and leisure facilities, indoor sporting facilities, and sports pavilions.
Our Community Infrastructure Plan
We are currently creating a 10-Year Community Infrastructure Plan to provide policy directions and an investment plan that is delivered through our Capital Works Program. This plan will help us to sustainably deliver community infrastructure for everyone who lives in Moreland now and in the future.
Once our Community Infrastructure Plan is in place it will help to inform our Council Plan, budget, Finance Plan, Asset Plan, and our Capital Works Program.
You can get more information about the development of the Community Infrastructure Plan and find out about your opportunities to provide input on our Imagine Moreland page on Conversations Moreland.
Why do we invest in community infrastructure?
We invest in community infrastructure as it is essential for ensuring the health, social wellbeing and economic prosperity of our community. Investing in community infrastructure has been described as “the cornerstone of well-being in a community”.
These spaces provide focal points for community activity. They are places where people can meet and connect. Community infrastructure can also attract people to live in or visit an area.
We also want to ensure Moreland has a sustainable community. A key component of a sustainable community is diversity. Providing a range of community spaces is one way to attract and retain a diverse community. With our community spaces we aim to provide a range of different facilities that suit different ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.