Benchmarking social infrastructure: a guide for shaping communities for wellbeing

This project aims to assist in the delivery of responsive, flexible, well-resourced and timely human services for Victorian peri-urban communities to help avoid social problems that can lead to entrenched disadvantage in the future.

Stage One, now complete, comprised of a literature review of contemporary published studies examining social development issues, resource allocation of social services and community capacity in rapidly growing urban fringe areas.

Research team for this project also includes representatives of the City of Whittlesea.

Start By 31 January 2011
Completed By 31 July 2011
Funding Melbourne Community Foundation’s Macro Melbourne Strategy
Researcher(s) Ralph Horne, Leone Wheeler and Shae Hunter
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia