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Age-friendly City Advisory Committee

The Age-Friendly City advisory committee provides advice on issues relating to ageing and how to promote positive ageing in the community. It also oversees Council's involvement in the World Health Organisation's global network of age-friendly cities.

Objectives

  • Contribute to the development of the Banyule Age-friendly City Plan and other involvement in the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age-friendly Cities.
  • Provide feedback and advice to Council on its policies, plans and services that impact older adults.
  • Consider and provide advice on key Government initiatives, programs and reviews.
  • Represent the views and needs of older adults within Banyule.
  • Assist Council to communicate, consult and engage more effectively with the broader Banyule community.
  • Strengthen partnerships with residents, community groups and services in Banyule.
  • Contribute to a cycle of continually assessing and improving Banyule’s age-friendliness.

Committee Members

Committee members

Cr Alison Zandegu and Cr Wayne Phillips will Chair and Co-Chair the Advisory Committee. Support and assistance will be provided to the committee by one of our officers. A total of 15 community members have been appointed to the committee which will include representation from:

  • residents (up to 5 representatives)
  • community groups or local agencies (up to 5 representatives)
  • state and/or federal government departments or independent organisations (up to 5 representatives)

All positions are voluntary positions.

Contact

Send an email to Catherine Simcox or call 9490 4365.

World Health Organisation Report

During 2015, Banyule was a pilot site for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) work on measuring the age-friendliness of cities.

As one of only 12 pilot sites, and Australia’s only site, we used the WHO’s draft set of indicators to see if local data could be collected and what relevance it had to our community. We plan to use the measures as a baseline level of Banyule’s age-friendliness and monitor how it changes over time in relation to our projects and activities.

The WHO has now published this work - Measuring the Age-friendliness of Cities, A Guide to Using Core Indicators.

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