Burnie City Council is adopting the World Health Organisations Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program, a program created to help communities to become more liveable for people of all ages. This program will help Burnie Council form the foundation of a strategic direction to recognise and promote positive ageing in the Burnie community. This program will play a key role in developing and implementing positive ageing policies and strategies to advance the interest of older residents in our community.
The World Health Organisation has eight domains of liveability and the survey will be asking questions around these topics:
1. Outdoor spaces and buildings
4. Social Participation
5. Respect and social inclusion
6. Civic participation and employment
7. Communication and information
8. Community support and health services
Over the next few months BCC is going to conduct workshops and surveys and are keen to involve BCAG members as a group. The survey will provide people with the opportunity to tell the Burnie Council about their positive and negative experiences in relation to these eight topics above - and most importantly will give people the chance to suggest ideas for improvement.
More details as to the timings and events will be posted as they become available.