Active Ageing Advisory Committee

The Active Ageing Advisory Committee provides information, support and advice to Council on the needs, interests and well-being of people aged 50 +, with regard to:

  • development and implementation of the Active Healthy Ageing Strategy and Action Plan
  • integration of the eight Age Friendly Cities domains across Council’s planning, community development and service provision activities; and
  • relevant Federal, State and local government policies and programs.

What does the committee do?

The Active Ageing Advisory Committee collaborates with Council and the community in raising awareness of ageing and promoting a Yarra culture that responds to the needs and aspirations of all people aged 50+.

The Advisory Committee is therefore required to:

  • Support a human-rights based approach, where people of all ages and abilities are included, respected and welcomed;
  • Provide information and strategic advice to Council on matters affecting the needs, interests and well-being of Yarra’s people aged 50+;
  • Act as a conduit for the exchange of information and views between community, Council and other representative bodies on issues affecting the lives of people aged 50 +;
  • Promote independence, well-being and quality of life for all people as they age;
  • Promote the positive social and economic contribution people aged 50+make to families and the community.

Who are the committee members?

The following Councillor was appointed to the committee in November 2020 for a one year term:

In addition to the appointed Councillor, the membership includes eight members who live, work or study in the City of Yarra

Terms of reference

You can download and read the Active Ageing Advisory Group Terms of Reference.