Positive Ageing Review

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At its July meeting Surf Coast Shire Council confirmed the next steps for its review of positive ageing and disability services.

The Council will establish a Positive Ageing Advisory Committee to provide ongoing feedback as its prepares for the upcoming federal government reforms to the aged and disability services sector.

Community Engagement

Council has engaged with existing clients and the community throughout the review process, through workshops and surveys. This engagement will continue with the formation of an Advisory Committee.

View the Community Engagement Findings and Recommended Option Paper(PDF, 2MB) .

About the review

Changes to the legislation

The Australian Government is changing the way aged and disability services will be delivered in the future. The government plans to increase consumer choice to ensure services are efficient and cost-effective.

The changes will come into effect by 2020 and will mean Councils won’t automatically be the provider of aged services in their area.

What these changes mean for residents of Surf Coast Shire

Surf Coast Shire Council is investigating how the changes could impact on the services it provides.

One thing Council has already committed to is that we will not leave the community without a much-needed service. Appropriate services must be available. 

Read this Discussion Paper(PDF, 161KB) for an overview of some of the key issues and options being considered.

You can also read the Community Engagement Options Paper(PDF, 2MB) if you want more background information including information about the methodology and detailed findings of this review.