The Liveable Communities Toolkit has been updated in 2020. It has information for councils and communities to help Tasmanians of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances to live safe, healthy and respected lives in their community.
Liveable Communities (also known as Age Friendly Communities) make sure that every part of community is safe, affordable, high quality, and easy to access or find information about.
The Toolkit includes information about:
- What Liveable Communities are;
- How they can be achieved;
- Where to go for more information.
THE 2020 LIVEABLE COMMUNITIES TOOLKIT:
- What is a Liveable Community
- Tasmania’s Ageing Population
- How Do We Become a Liveable Community?
- Communicating with Your Community
- Engaging with Your Community
- 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Community’s Liveability
- 5 Large Scale Ways to Improve Your Community’s Liveability
- Liveable Community Resources
COTA regularly posts about Tasmanian, national and international programs and events that support liveable communities on the Tasmanian Liveable Communities Facebook page.
You can watch the Toolkit’s launch and webinar presentations from councils across Tasmania below:
- Full webinar (1 hour 37 minutes)
- Welcome and Launch (18 minutes)
- Sue Leitch, CEO COTA Tasmania; and the Jeremy Rockliff MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for Disability Services and Community Development
- What Liveable Communities are and why they are important (14 minutes)
- Ros Herbert, COTA Tasmania Active Ageing Project Officer
- Local councils as partners in growing liveable communities and encouraging active ageing (13 minutes)
- Lynden Leppard, The Local Government Association of Tasmania Health and Wellbeing Project Officer
- Developing a liveable community strategy and some of its outcomes (11 minutes)
- Garry Reeve, West Coast Council Community Development Officer
- Being a member of the WHO’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, and the Our Shared Space project (14 minutes)
- Julie Andersson, Clarence City Council Community Planning & Development Program Leader
- Huon Being and Faces of the Huon projects – Building a sense of place and belonging through the arts (12 minutes)
- Miranda Wageman, Huon Valley Council Arts & Culture Officer
- Dementia-Friendly Central Coast strategy – the Connect Café and Business Inclusion Training (10 minutes)
- Heidi Willard, Central Coast Council Strategy & Policy Officer
Other useful liveable communities information is available below:
- General Information and Guides
- Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
- Social Participation
- Respect and Social Inclusion
- Civic Participation and Employment
- Communication and Information
- Community and Health Services
We would love your ideas to help us develop these Liveable Community resources. Do you know of a project, website, or research that is great for Liveable Communities?
Email BrigidW@cotatas.org.au so we can add it to this resource list.