Will the survey results be made available?

    The survey results will guide Council in developing the Positive Ageing Strategy 2016-206.
    A summary of the survey results will be included in Strategy, but will not be
    published separately.

    Can people under 55 years contribute to the Positive Ageing Strategy?

    Yes. While, the focus of the project is older people in the Wingecaribee and what is important to them, all residents are welcome to contribute their views.  The ageing of our community will affect all residents over time, as we age ourselves, care for an older relative or simply participate in a community with a growing number of older people.

    How are service providers being involved in the project?

    Council is very keen to ensure that that the knowledge, skills and experience of service providers delivering services to older people in the Wingecarribee informs the Positive Ageing Strategy 2016-26.

    Specific service provider workshops will be held to seek service provider views. Service providers will also be asked to contribute information to assist in developing a clear picture of current service provision for older people in the Wingecaribbee, as part of the project.

    How will Council fund any projects or improvements that are identified as part of the Positive Ageing Strategy 2016-2026?

    The Strategy will cover a ten year plan and represent a long term approach to improving the shire for older people. Some of the actions identified will have cost
    implications and others, for example, improving information available to older people, will have minimal costs.

    Actions with cost implications will be considered as part of Council’s regular budget allocation and review process and progressed as resources allow.


    How can I get involved in development of the Positive Ageing Strategy 2016-2026?

    There are a number of ways you you can get involved, including:

    • Completing the online survey below by Thursday, 23 April 2015;
    • Competing a hardcopy survey, available at the Civic Centre in Moss Vale, the Visitor Information Centre in Mittagong or any Council library and returning it by relpied paid post by Thursday, 23 April 2015;  
    • Participating in one of the Community Consultation below; and
    • Providing feedback on documents at key points in the project.

    Community consultation sessions

    • Mittagong Community Centre, Monday 18 May, 1-3pm
    • Bundanoon Soldiers Memorial Hall, Tuesday 19 May, 10-12am
    • Moss Vale Civic Centre, Tuesday 19 May, 2.30-4.30pm
    • Hill Top Community Centre, Wednesday 20 May, 10-12am 
    • Bowral, Henrietta Rose Room, Wednesday 20 May, 2-4pm

    Click here to RSVP for a community consultation session or contact eliza hazlett at eliza.hazlett@wsc.nsw.gov.au or on 4868 0761