Social Infrastructure

Role of social infrastructure in local and regional economic development


RDSA Regional Infrastructure Summit 

What is social infrastructure?

“Social infrastructure is the interdependent mix of facilities, places, spaces, programs, projects, services and networks that maintain and improve the standard of living and quality of life in a community.” 

The glue that holds community together. Can be broadly categorised as: 

• health
• individual, family and community support • education;
• arts and culture;
• information;
• sport and recreation;
• housing;
• community development;
• employment and training;
• legal and public safety;
• emergency services; and
• public and community transport. 

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