Why does Council have an Ageing Population Strategy?

    With more than 30 per cent of our City’s population, close to 60,000 people, aged 55 and over – and this number is expected to grow – Council is committed to engaging our local community to plan for services and facilities to make Lake Mac an even better place to live as we get older. We are updating our Ageing Population Strategy 2022-2026 to plan for future service provisions and facility inclusions, upgrades and developments to meet the needs of our increasing older population.

    What are we asking for feedback on?

    We are asking our residents to provide feedback on topics affecting our ageing population to assist in identifying what Council needs to do to help people who are ageing access services, facilities and opportunities to connect in our community. To get there, we need to hear from people who are ageing, carers, service providers, about their experience, what we do well and ideas for change.

    How can people provide their feedback?

    1. Online feedback form

    2.  Send written submissions to:  Lake Macquarie City Council, Box 1906, Hunter Regional Mail Centre NSW 2310 Att Jennifer Lintin-Webb - Ageing Population Strategy

    3.  Email [email protected].

    4. Contact Jennifer Linton-Webb, Community Planner, Ageing and Disability on 02 4921 0517

    Who is invited to give feedback?

    Ageing service providers, residents, family members and visitors of Lake Macquarie City are welcome to provide feedback and contribute to this strategy. It is open to anyone who is interested in planning for the future of our ageing population.   

    What will Council do with the feedback from the community?

    Following the exhibition period, Council officers will review all of the submissions from the community and consider making changes prior to preparing a report to Council recommending adoption. 

    Who can I contact for more information?

    Please contact our Community Planner, Ageing and Disability, Jenny Linton-Webb. Phone: 4921 0333 or email: [email protected]

    Why is community feedback important?

    Community input into Council strategies and plans during public exhibition periods helps to ensure they meet the needs of all aspects of Lake Macquarie community and all views are considered.