The Bracks Government has allocated $15,000 to help Glenelg Council to plan for the needs of the local ageing population.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the grant to Glenelg Council was announced by the Minister for Aged Care Lisa Neville as part of the $239,000 in funding through the Local Government Positive Ageing Project.
“This grant will help Glenelg Council to meet the challenges and opportunities posed by our ageing population,” Ms. Tierney said.
“The successful application from Glenelg Council will enable it to conduct community consultation and develop action plans.
“These grants are part of the Bracks Government’s commitment to supporting local councils as they plan for age-friendly communities, so senior Victorians can live active and fulfilling lives in a safe environment.”
The grants for 17 local councils announced today are the third instalment of the Victorian Local Government Positive Ageing Project, funded through A Fairer Victoria.
In an age-friendly community seniors have ready access to services which help with everyday living and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of community life.
The Victorian Local Government Positive Ageing Project is being delivered by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in partnership with Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria.
A total of 30 councils have now received grants totalling $653,000 since the VLGPA projects began in 2005.
The Victorian Government has committed $1.4 million over four years (2005-2008) to the Victorian Local Government Positive Ageing Projects through A Fairer Victoria, the government’s long-term action plan to address disadvantage across the state.