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Age Friendly Albany

Age Friendly Albany Plan

The City of Albany is committed to becoming an age-friendly city adopting its first Age-Friendly Albany Plan in 2016.  The Plan has been developed following extensive community consultation with seniors, aged care providers and relevant stakeholders and will be implemented over the next four years.

Age Friendly Albany Plan Review 2022 - Community Consultation 

The Age Friendly Albany Plan is currently under review; a new plan will be developed in late 2022.

To download a copy of the current Plan, please follow the link below.

Age Friendly Albany 2016 to 2020

For more information, please contact the Community Development Officer on 6820 3008 or by email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au.

Liveable Housing Design Guidelines

The City of Albany adopted the Liveable Housing Guidelines on 16 October 2012.

These guidelines were an initiative of the Council's Seniors Committee. The Seniors Committee developed these guidelines to assist homeowners in considering these issues at the time of purchase or renovation of a property.

For more information about Liveable Housing Guidelines please contact the Community Development Officer on (08) 6820 3008 or email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au.

Liveable Housing Design Guidelines

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

People aged over 65 years comprise around 12 percent of the state's population, but around 20 percent of those killed as pedestrians. In Albany 38 percent of pedestrians killed or seriously injured on local roads between 2003 and 2012 were aged 70 years or older.

To assist seniors to move around safely as pedestrians, the City has produced Pedestrian Safety for Seniors which can be downloaded below.

Seniors Road Safety Flyer

Age Friendly Charter 

The City of Albany in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance launched the Age-Friendly Charter 2019- 2024. The Age-Friendly Charter aims to provide a future road map that reflects the voice of our older community members. The special project aimed to develop a collaborative charter in the Lower Great Southern to shape and strengthen the health system and broader community.

The Charter was complete with extensive community consultation, and the WA Primary Health Alliance is encouraging more signatories for communities to adopt the charter as a platform to support a resilient, vibrant and prosperous region where everyone is valued and respected.

A copy of the charter is available below: 

Age Friendly Charter 2019-2024

Compassionate Cities Charter

Following this increase in awareness and the strengthening of partnerships within the City, a Compassionate Cities Charter was developed in partnership with the WA Primary Health Alliance. The aim is to encourage communities to play a much stronger role in the care of people at end of life, and their families and carers through illness, dying, death and bereavement.

Allan Kellehear describes it beautifully, he says, "A city is not merely a place to work and access services but equally a place to enjoy support in the safety and protection of each other's company, in schools, workplaces, places of worship and recreation, in cultural forums and social networks anywhere within the City's influence even to the end of our days."

To view the Compassionate Cities Charter and report, click on the links below.

Compassionate City Charter

Compassionate City Charter Report