Aging in Place Pilot Project
DEVELOPER: Economic Development Queensland
CATEGORY: Residential Subdivision
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water, Community
The Ageing in Place pilot project is about caring for people as they enter their senior years by providing suitable housing options to enable people to stay in their towns, close to friends and family. The project will enhance regional liveability and support sustainability in local communities where there is a shortfall in dwellings suitable for older people.
Often residents in more remote or regional towns throughout Queensland are confronted with the difficult decision to move to a bigger centre because of a lack of appropriate accommodation in their own communities. Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) is engaging with local governments, the development sector and community organisations to identify candidate towns to pilot the Ageing in Place initiative.
EDQ proposes to deliver climate smart, resilient, adaptable housing that will address the shortage of purpose designed housing aimed to keep senior citizens within their community.