New South Wales | Urban
The Age-Friendly Melville Plan 2017-2021 enables the City to build on its achievements and work towards an age-friendly Melville. The plan reflects the aspirations and wellbeing of the ageing community.
The City of Melville is heading towards a time where there will be a higher number of older people than there will be children. Since 2007, Melville has had a committed and active membership in the World Health Organisation's Global Age-Friendly Communities Network. While maintaining this relationship, the City also works with the State Government and other Local Governments in Western Australia to improve the lives of their ageing communities.
Between 2013 and 2017, the City engaged with over 2,300 older people and stakeholders via surveys, one-on-one conversations and a community reference group (CRG); the aim of this consultation was to determine key priorities and aspirations of the City's older residents. The CRG members included individuals, carers and aged care service providers. The reference group met several times during 2017 to review survey data and engagement feedback.
Through this community consultation process, the Age-Friendly Melville Plan 2017-2021 was created, reflecting the community's aspirations for the future. The plan prioritised four key opportunities around active ageing, including housing, transport, social participation, and respect and inclusion.
Through this Plan, the City of Melville has implemented several initiatives to support older residents, and those living with dementia, including:
These initiatives showcase the City of Melville's ongoing leadership and the commitment to becoming one of Australia's most age-friendly cities.
Part of the ongoing local government community initiatives