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Neighbourhood Development

About Neighbourhood Development

Neighbourhood development aims to:

  • develop partnerships between communities and government, built on co-operation and recognition of the creative ideas and skills that neighbourhoods have to offer
  • be an interactive, community based activity that engages local residents to participate in decision-making processes for their neighbourhoods
  • embed the practice of viewing places as increasingly complex systems, and recognise and celebrate the diversity between local communities. 

Neighbourhood Development is a pro-active process of integrating social, cultural, economic and environmental planning that:

  • Develops closer links between the organisation and the community
  • Builds community commitment and capacity to contribute to the development and implementation of strategies and plans
  • Identifies holistic and sustainable outcomes tailored to reflect the individual and distinctive characteristics of particular local communities.

The Strategic Community Plan focuses on Neighbourhood Development as a key initial step in finding out what is important to people in their local communities.

What Neighbourhood Do You Live In?

Four Neighbourhoods have been identified after considering how community members interact with natural and built facilities in their local areas.

South EastNorth EastSouth WestNorth West
BatemanAlfred CoveKardinyaAttadale
 Mt Pleasant  

Neighbourhood Plans

The City of Melville is proud to release the third edition of the Neighbourhood Plans.  We have again engaged with the people who live, work and play in our neighbourhoods to identify our community strengths and interests. These Plans will guide the way the CIty works with the community, in our neighbourhoods, in the coming years.

People identify with their own neighbourhoods and localities the places where they live, receive services, and make social connections. Neighbourhood planning aims to develop partnerships between communities and government, built on co-operation and recognition of the creative ideas and skills that neighbourhoods have to offer.

Aim of Neighbourhood Plans:

  • Place Making - Neighbourhood hubs are enhanced by place making activities for all ages.
  • Connected, Inclusive Communities - People feel a part of their community and have opportunities to participate in community life.
  • Events and Activities - People can access diverse local events and activities in their neighbourhoods.
  • Sustainable Communities - Community capacity building initiatives for cultivating resilient communities

View the neighbourhood plans

Neighbourhood Groups

Want to get more involved in neighbourhood development in your area?  See the wonderful local groups working to build social and economic capacity in their local hubs here and get in touch to become involved.

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