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What's in the Strategy

Consultation on the next NSW Government strategy for seniors

Seniors and organisations in NSW are invited to take part in the consultations for the next NSW Government strategy for seniors. This process provides a vital opportunity for citizens to be involved in shaping their future.

The plan will succeed the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016 – 2020.

We would like to hear directly from as many people as we can during the consultation period, which is open until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

To ensure as many seniors as possible are included in the process and in response to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, consultations will be held via online group forums and the NSW Government’s Have Your Say website.

As NSW has an ageing population, it is critical to have a plan for current needs as well as new and emerging issues expected to affect seniors in the near future. The new strategy will be a whole-of-government, whole-of-community plan addressing those needs. It will be launched in 2021.

Introduction

Population ageing is changing life in NSW. Our economy, labour market, healthcare and other essential services, and the fabric of our communities are evolving.

The NSW Ageing Strategy 2016–2020 is the NSW Government’s commitment to respond to the opportunities and challenges of our ageing population.

Our vision is that people in NSW experience the benefits of living longer and enjoy opportunities to participate in, contribute to and be included in their communities.

The Strategy focuses on five priorities that older people across NSW have said are important to them:

  1. Health and wellbeing
  2. Working and retiring
  3. Housing choices
  4. Getting around
  5. Inclusive communities

Projects and initiatives under each priority area are outlined in the Strategy’s annual action plans.

These plans recognise the key role of NSW Government agencies in preparing for population ageing by using existing planning processes to adapt services and infrastructure for the future, and enhance our focus on our ageing population in relevant large-scale programs.

Read the NSW Ageing Strategy Year Three Progress Report and NSW Ageing Strategy Year Four Action Plan.

DCJ leads the implementation of the Strategy and is delivering a range of projects. See what we are doing under the Strategy to learn more about these projects.

New or expanded initiatives will be further developed and detailed in subsequent plans.

Our efforts will continue to shift and evolve over the remaining years of the Strategy as we assess outcomes and integrate learnings from our initiatives.

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019