This consultation is closed.
In February and March 2018, we asked for your feedback on how our residents could feel more included and active in our community. This feedback was the foundation for two key council strategies.
We want to make Yarra a place where everyone can live ‘well’.
Living well means feeling included and active in your community. It means feeling connected to the people around you and able to participate in everyday life.
We know that Yarra Council plays a special role in supporting our community, especially older residents and residents with a disability, to live full and active lives.
We’re asking people who live, visit and work in Yarra to share their views and experiences to help develop two key strategies for Council – the Active and Healthy Ageing Strategy and the Access and Inclusion Strategy.
Both strategies will guide Council’s work over the next six years to support older people (aged 50 years and over) and people with a disability - including their families and carers - to live well in Yarra.
It is important our strategies reflect the vision and ideas of our community, and we encourage all people to share their views.
Change on the way
These strategies are being developed in a time of significant change in the way people access support services in Australia.
Once fully implemented, national reforms like the National Disability Insurance Scheme and My Aged Care will allow people with a disability and older people to choose from a range of service providers, of which Council could be just one.
As well as informing our two strategies, your feedback will also help Council understand the future role we can play in delivering services to our community when these changes take effect.