Why do we need a plan?

By 2036 around 20% of Wollongong’s population will be aged 65 and over. It is important that Council develops a plan to guide our community in responding to population ageing.


What will the plan do?

The Plan will guide Council and the community in making Wollongong a better place, where older people can live safely, remain independent and stay involved in their community. 

How is Council collecting information?

Council has looked at existing information to understand what is most important to our older people. This research has shown some gaps where we need to collect more information. Council will run a survey and focus groups to collect this.

What will Council do with the information collected from the community?

The information will be used to help set priorities for the Plan.

Who will be responsible for implementing the plan?

Council will lead the implementation of the Plan and work closely with service providers, businesses, government organisations and the community.

Who will be responsible for implementing the Plan?

Council will lead the implementation of the Plan and work closely with service providers, businesses, government organisations and the community.

When will the Plan be implemented?

The Plan will be implemented from January 2018 to December 2022.

How can I have my say?

A survey will be open from 20 February to 20 March 2017 and can be accessed:

-  By visiting a Council Library to get a hard copy of the survey to post

-  By ringing 4227 8239 and asking for a survey to be posted to your address