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Residents encouraged to have input into City's All Ages All Abilities Plan

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The City of Greater Bendigo is calling on members of the community to contribute to a new All Ages All Abilities Action Plan which will replace the City’s previous Positive Ageing, Municipal Early Years, Community Access and Inclusion and Youth Strategies.

City of Greater Bendigo Health and Wellbeing Director Vicky Mason said the new All Ages All Abilities Action Plan will help guide the City’s actions in improving the physical and social environment for all community members to ensure everyone has the opportunity to fully and actively participate in activities and events across Greater Bendigo.

“This is very important work given we have a growing population forecast for all age groups, and the City’s overall population is expected to exceed 155,000 by 2036,” Ms Mason said.

“Greater Bendigo’s families and households come in all shapes and sizes with grandparents, families, people with disability, carers, young children and youth and we want as many people as possible to have input into the plan so we can find out what they think would make Bendigo a better place to live.

“We will be asking community members to share what health and wellbeing means to them, their families and their community.

“There will be plenty of opportunities for residents to have a say as we will be in attendance at a range of local community events and locations.

“We are also encouraging residents to complete a survey to help inform the development of the plan at  www.surveymonkey.com/r/allagesallabilities

“The feedback we receive will help us to develop the All Ages All Abilities Action Plan for the next two years.

“The City has a vision to create the world’s most liveable community and one of the ways we do this is by protecting, improving and promoting health and wellbeing within our community.”

Further information about the strategy, surveys and other ways to provide feedback is available at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/allagesallabilities   For more information contact Jo Connellan at the City on 5434 6000.

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