What is public exhibition?

    The Council endorses the public exhibition of draft plans and studies to give our community an opportunity to provide feedback before the documents are finalised and adopted by the Council.

    What are we asking for feedback on?

    We are asking our residents and visitors to provide feedback on the draft Ageing Population Plan 2018-2022 and to tell us if the Plan sets the right direction, goals and activities to make Lake Macquarie an even better place to live as we get older.  
    Any suggestions to improve the draft Plan and way we live in and enjoy Lake Macquarie for our next generation of over 55s and beyond is welcome.

    Where can I view a hard copy of the plan?

    The draft Ageing Population Plan 2018-2022 is available in hard copy at Lake Mac Libraries branches and Council's Customer Service Centre, Main Road Speers Point.

    Or view the documents online here or on Council's website lakemac.com.au.

    Why has Council developed an Ageing Population Plan?

    With more than 30 per cent of our City’s population, more than 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 2014-2017 to plan for future service provisions and facility inclusions, upgrades and developments to meet the needs of our increasing older population.

    When is the draft Ageing Population Plan 2018-2022 on exhibition?

    The draft Ageing Population Plan 2018-2022 is on exhibition for 28 days until Sunday 8 July 2018.

    How can people provide their feedback?

    1.  Online feedback form

    2.  Send written submissions to: CEO, Lake Macquarie City Council, Box 1906, Hunter Regional Mail Centre NSW 2310

    3.  Email [email protected].

    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 this four-week period of community consultation, Council officers will review all of the submissions from the community and include the feedback in a report or memo to the Council.

    Wherever possible, suggestions will be included in the draft Ageing Population Strategy 2018-2022.

    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.

    Who can I contact for more information?

    Jenny Linton-Webb, Community Planner Ageing and Disability

    Phone: 4921 0333 or email: [email protected]