Identifying the importance of social infrastructure in regional communities
reportposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by John Rolfe, Paul Hyland, Luz Guzman, Tanya Hutchinson, Claudine Soosay, D Street
Social infrastructure is important because it allows community demands to be serviced. In regional areas social infrastructure contributes to the attractiveness of centres for attracting and retaining residents, and hence can be linked to labour mobility. In this case study, residents from Blackwater (a small mining community), Rockhampton (a regional centre) and Brisbane (the state capital) have been surveyed about issues relating to social infrastructure. The surveys were performed using a drop-off and collect format in late 2004.