Community Infrastructure Needs Assessments

Greater Shepparton City Council has completed Community Infrastructure Needs Assessment’s (CINA’s) for the urban areas of Shepparton, Mooroopna, and Kialla.

Council recognises the importance of community infrastructure in supporting and strengthening local communities, providing spaces for interaction and community events, and facilitating participation and engagement in public life. The availability of a range of social, educational, sporting, and recreational activities provides a foundation for social connection and belonging, reducing the risk of social isolation and the development of associated issues.

The objectives of the CINA’s are to identify the demand for community infrastructure generated by future urban development in the context of the broader development of Greater Shepparton, identify the capacity of existing and planned infrastructure to cater for this demand; and analyse the gaps in infrastructure provision and how these gaps could be addressed in the areas of Greater Shepparton.

The findings of the CINA’s will be incorporated into Council’s strategic planning program for Council’s urban growth areas identified in the Shepparton and Mooroopna 2050 Regional City Growth Plan, and township structure plans, and will guide where community facilities can be included in the structure plans.

The CINA’s for Kialla, Mooroopna, Shepparton North, and Shepparton South were adopted by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 18 April 2023.