A community needs analysis considers what services and facilities a local community will need to support their population.
To undertake a needs analysis, we look at the current provision of community facilities and services, current and projected population data trends, waitlists and other indicators as well as speaking with the community and key stakeholders to understand their needs.
Once a comprehensive community needs analysis report has been produced, priority assets, spaces, services and programs can be properly identified. This provides a solid framework for defining ‘community benefits,’ which would be highly valued by the local community and able to be delivered by either the local authority or via private development in line with the planning system.
The Town engaged element to assist in the development of a community needs analysis to primarily function as an independent, evidence-based source that can be used to advocate for the delivery of priority community infrastructure, facilities, and services, either independently of the Town and/or in partnership with the Town.
Council adopted the completed community needs analysis at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 25 October 2022.
Click here to read the Town of Mosman Park Community Needs Analysis.