Social Planning and Development

The Social Planning and Development team supports, facilitates and drives Council's contribution to social change in Hobsons Bay.

More specifically, its role is to: mh900438517.jpg

  • develop policy, plans and advocacy to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of people experiencing disadvantage
  • undertake research and consultation to understand community needs and build the evidence base for informed planning and decision making
  • manage data and information resources to support social policy, advocacy and development
  • support and deliver of a range of programs and activities to enhance residents' quality of life and promote improved equity and access

Each person within the team is able to:

  • identify and highlight Hobsons Bay's social issues and needs, both now and into the future
  • identify and develop responses to changing needs and issues through advocacy, planning and policy development
  • contribute to increasing understanding and strengthening of our diverse community

For further information contact the Social Planning and Development team on 1300 179 944 or at