Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Former Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    McGowan Government working to make WA more age-friendly

    27/06/2018 3:00 PM
     
    • 14 age-friendly projects valued at $104,635 awarded to communities from Fremantle to Mukinbudin 

    The McGowan Government has awarded more than $100,000 towards important community projects designed to improve the lives of WA seniors as they age.

     

    The latest round of age-friendly community grants will assist local governments in implementing a wide range of age-friendly strategies, in line with Western Australia's nation-leading work in the space.

     

    Successful age-friendly communities innovation and implementation grants include:

    • $10,000 - City of Bayswater towards the Age-friendly Ambassador Program;
    • $10,000 - City of Joondalup, in partnership with the City of Stirling and the City of Wanneroo for a 55+ One Shop Stop Expo;
    • $8,000 - City of Vincent for the Share, Learn, Connect Program;
    • $9,400 - Town of Victoria Park for the 55+ in the Park Directory;
    • $9,000 - City of Cockburn for the Co-design Housing Collaboration Project;
    • $10,000 - City of Fremantle, in partnership with the City of East Fremantle for the Dance Hall Days Program;
    • $4,700 - City of Rockingham for the Age-friendly Rockingham Communication Campaign;
    • $4,000 - Shire of Northam for a Transport for Services and Social Connectivity Trial;
    • $6,100 - Shire of Victoria Plains for a Seniors Health and Exercise Program;
    • $6,156 - Shire of West Arthur for a healthy and affordable Seniors Meal Program;
    • $10,000 - Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale for a Seniors Lifestyle Program;
    • $5,182 - Shire of Cranbrook and Shire of Broomehill Tambellup for the Linking Communities Project;
    • $4,000 - City of Busselton for a Tech Savvy Seniors Outreach Program; and
    • $8,097 - Shire of Mukinbudin for a Seniors Healthy Active Ageing Project. 

    Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray:

     

    "Western Australia is a national leader in planning for communities which will better accommodate an ageing population.

     

    "In less than 10 years, more than one in five Western Australians will be 60 or over. We need to make sure we do what we can to make sure our communities are inclusive, accommodating places to live for older people.

     

    "Whether it is improved transport, a course to help seniors keep up with changing technology, or even a dance class to keep people active and engaged - these grants help make our communities better places to live for all of us as we age."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6400