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Age-Friendly Council Planning Toolkit launched by LGNSW

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Local Government New South Wales has launched a toolkit to help councils plan and create liveable communities for an ageing population. The number of people living in NSW aged 65 years and over will increase from 14 per cent of the population in 2012 to 24 per cent in 2050.
 
The launch of the toolkit coincided with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (1 October).

Councils need to plan now to ensure their communities are inclusive of older people as there will be more elderly people than children under the age of 15 by the year 2050.

This toolkit will help all council staff involved in in planning for the various components of the built environment, including planners, community service providers, engineers, architects, open space and recreation workers, parks managers, asset managers, traffic and transport engineers and public works engineers.

It will also help councillors identify the key issues relating to population ageing and highlight what needs considering when commenting on draft plans or policies from their council or other agencies.

The toolkit follows and complements the Age-Friendly Community Local Government Grants Scheme, which was funded by the NSW Office for Carers, Ageing and Disability Inclusion, NSW Department of Family and Community Services in 2012.

For more information or to download the toolkit, please click here.

 


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