ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Community Infrastructure

Publication date: 
September 2020

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Planning and Infrastructure to Build Community

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

  • Carry out an audit and stocktake of community needs in planning and transport including community facilities
  • Demonstrate a renewed focus on social planning and engagement with marginalised groups
  • Develop a policy framework and investment model for the long-term provision of community facilities across the city leading to proper funding for community facilities and community development
  • Requirements for developers to build community infrastructure into new developments
  • Provide appropriate incentives and place greater responsibilities on developers to create community facilities and make developed spaces more liveable
  • Guarantee on-demand transport (like community transport) as well as mass transit (like trams and buses)
  • Develop a cost benefit business case to make travel on public transport free
  • Fund the Community Development Network for the ACT and Region (CDNet).

Read the full issue brief below for more details, or read other issue briefs on our ACT Election page.