Project:Mining & Energy

Engaging in the Cauldron
Urban Land Development Authority

Engaging in the Cauldron Urban Land Development Authority

2012

National Award for Planning Excellence, Public Engagement and Community Planning Planning Institute of Australia

2012

Exceptional Planning Achievement Award
Planning Institute of Australia Qld

2012

Public Engagement and Community Planning Award
Planning Institute of Australia Qld

#Overview

Social, cultural and community analysis to inform strategic planning in mining towns undergoing significant change.

Plan C used a variety of data and information sources to develop information baselines for both Moranbah and Blackwater, including literature review; social, cultural and community infrastructure mapping; demographic and population projections; social infrastructure benchmarks; and stakeholder consultation and personal communication with experienced social planning experts.

#Key Outcomes Achieved

Provided a detailed baseline of current provision of social, cultural and community services and facilities in Blackwater and Moranbah.

Identified the current gaps and future needs for services and facilities in both towns through a social infrastructure analysis based on projected population growth and benchmarking.

Delivered a consultation program that engaged a range of stakeholders including private and public service providers, government agencies, resources sector and accommodation providers.

Project Team

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