Thank you to all of those who took the time to provide feedback on our Draft Plan. It was great to hear your views. We are now in the process of looking at the feedback and seeing whether any changes need to be made to the plan before presenting it to Council as the Final Plan.
If you have any questions or comments about this stage of the project please get it touch. In the meantime feel free to familiarise yourself with the Draft Plan by viewing it below.
Draft Older Adults Strategic Plan
We're excited to be share the draft Older Adults Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021. The purpose of this Strategy is to support better planning that will address the needs of Banyule residents, enhancing the quality of life for people as they age. We have used the chronological age of 50+ years to define older, however there is no ‘typical’ older person. Banyule would like to focus on the abilities of older people to enable them to navigate their changing world and to invent new, better and more opportunities to achieve the things that people value as they age.
In November 2014, Banyule was accepted by the World Health Organisation as a member of the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities. In joining the Global Network, Council made a commitment to a cycle of continual improvement to influencing the health and quality of life of older people. A core aspect to the Age-friendly City approach is to include older people as active participants in the process.
In 2016 the Victorian government announced the Age-friendly Victoria Declaration, with Banyule becoming a signatory to the declaration. The Age-friendly Advisory Committee also developed the Age-friendly Banyule Policy Statement which was adopted by Council in September 2016.
Age-friendly Banyule Policy Statement:
This policy statement covers Council’s commitment to an Age-friendly Banyule. It will support better planning that will address the needs of Banyule residents, enhancing the quality of life for people as they age.