New residential developments in Queensland will soon need to include more footpaths and trees, shorter blocks, and nearby parks and open spaces under changes being progressed by the Queensland Government. The revised model code is expected to come into effect in the first half of 2020. The five mandatory neighbourhood design elements being introduced are:
- An average of one tree every 15 metres on both sides of all streets
- Footpaths on at least one side of residential streets and both
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posted on 13th Jan 2020
The future of South Bank
South Bank Corporation in Brisbane will create a new master plan for the next 30 years. Have your say on what South Bank should look like into the future at yoursay.futuresouthbank.com.au
Retirement Income Review
The Retirement Income Review Panel has been tasked with establishing a fact base to help improve understanding of how the Australian retirement income system is operating and how it will respond to an ageing society. Read the Retirement Income Review consultation … Read the rest
posted on 6th Dec 2019
Jenny Murfield, PhD candidate at Griffith University is conducting a study supervised by Prof Wendy Moyle and Prof Analise O’Donovan to develop an intervention for family carers of older adults that promotes self-compassion to support healthy emotion regulation and coping.
She is conducting interviews with key stakeholders including family carers to explore perceptions of self-compassion, and find out about the types of things that might facilitate or prevent uptake of a support intervention for family carers. She is also conducting … Read the rest
posted on 26th Oct 2019
When we create communities with older people at the center, we create liveable communities for everyone. We need to build communities that support people to age well, and the community has to be involved in leading that change. No one knows their community better than the folk who live in it.
Too often we have heard that people feel invisible and they’re not being seen or heard. COTA Queensland staff have been traveling around the state hosting a series of … Read the rest
posted on 2nd Aug 2019
Be a part of a community conversation to improve the lives of older Queenslanders
Our population is ageing with more people living longer and healthier lives, so we need to build communities that support people to age well. Simply, when we create communities with older people at the centre, we create liveable communities for everyone.
No one knows their community better than the folk who live it in and too often we have heard that people feel invisible … Read the rest
posted on 17th May 2019
Queensland’s Public Guardian advocates for the human rights of vulnerable Queenslanders, including adults who do not have the capacity to make decisions for themselves, children and young people in the child protection system.
It works closely with the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and often the Public Trustee.
The OPG is developing a new five year strategic plan and hopes to incorporate any insights and feedback from the public in its planning.
The survey should take less than five minutes … Read the rest
posted on 29th Jan 2019
The Diversity Sub-group of the Aged Care Sector Committee has started work on an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework to help the aged care sector support older people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan).
The Sub-group is supported in this work by a reference group which has been convened by the Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG). HAAG has received funding from the Department of Health.
Invitation to participate
HAAG has developed … Read the rest
posted on 29th Jan 2019