Planning for social infrastructure and community services for urban growth areas

Client:City of Charles Sturt and partners
Location:Adelaide, SA

This important project sought to provide the City of Charles Sturt and its partner Councils with guidance on the social infrastructure needs of residents and communities living in medium and higher density housing – with a view to planning for future infill developments. Elton Consulting undertook an extensive literature review on liveability with a focus on leading practice social infrastructure planning for higher density residential communities – involving both local and international data. We have conducted in-depth interviews with designers, developers, academics and representatives of local and state government to identify recent projects and research of particular relevance to the Social Infrastructure Planning Project. The Elton Consulting team also prepared a series of three major reports documenting the outcomes of the study, with a view to guiding implementation on current and future projects in the City of Charles Sturt and wider Adelaide.