Positive Ageing Review

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At the Council meeting on 22 January 2019, Council adopted Guiding Principles to inform decision making during the Positive Ageing Reform Project. There are two sets of principles - one from the client’s perspective and one from the service provider’s point of view - that have developed with the Advisory Committee.  

Guiding Principles from the Clients perspective(PDF, 170KB)

Guiding Principles from the Service Provider perspective(PDF, 162KB)

Advisory Committee

Council is working with a newly formed Positive Ageing Advisory Committee. This community based committee will provide input and recommendations into the planning stages of Council strategies, plans and policies which relate to older people. 

For more information visit: 

Positive Ageing Advisory Committee

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Findings and Recommended Option Paper(PDF, 2MB) provides a summary of feedback from workshops and surveys conducted in early 2018.

Background to 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.