MidCoast Council draft ageing strategy

Source MidCoast Council
Source MidCoast Council

MidCoast Council is eager to ensure the region is a great place to live and age well with its draft ageing strategy ready for community feedback.

"A comprehensive ageing strategy that guides MidCoast Council, other agencies and the community to achieve community-identified priorities for an older population is the first step to ensuring our towns and villages are age-friendly," council's community development co-ordinator, Lyndie Hepple said.

Earlier this year, council conducted one of the largest community consultations with more than 700 people aged over 50 participate in the development of the MidCoast Draft Ageing Strategy.

The paper is on public exhibition for community feedback before it is endorsed by council.

"This extraordinary result ensures that the strategies in the Ageing Strategy are representative of the whole community," Ms Hepple said.

We are now asking the community to review the draft strategy and let us know what you think before it is endorsed by council.

MidCoast Council community development co-ordinator, Lyndie Hepple

The whole-of-community strategy includes five focus areas covering every aspect of living here: health and wellbeing, working and retiring, getting around, housing choices and inclusive communities.

"We are now asking the community to review the draft strategy and let us know what you think before it is endorsed by council.

"The draft strategy's content has been informed by over 700 contributors, so this review is a final check to ensure our strategy is as robust as possible."

Head to haveyoursay.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/ageing-strategy to view the document and submit your feedback there via a quick online survey, or visit a local library to view a copy and email your submission to: community@midcoast.nsw.gov.au or post to: MidCoast Council PO Box 482 Taree 2430.

All submissions and online feedback must be received before the close of business on Tuesday, November 23.