The Town of Victoria Park is committed to creating a healthy community that is strong, inclusive, resilient and sustainable by connecting people, enhancing cultural activity and giving everyone the opportunity to reach their potential.
A healthy community is not a perfect place; it is in a dynamic state of renewal and improvement therefore the Town engages and consults with community to work towards its vision of a vibrant lifestyle.
Creating a supportive and inclusive community for all ages is integral to the well-being and vitality of our community.
Strategies and projects to deliver this vision include the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, currently being reviewed, and the developing Community Development Strategy, Social Infrastructure Plan, Public Health Plan and the Safer Neighbourhoods Plan. Community members can contribute to the various plans or just have their say on the Town's Your Thoughts consultation hub.
The Town consults with community and different sectors to inform its strategies and plans and has held various events such as the ‘High Tea Project’ to both celebrate senior members of our community and to learn about their experiences and expectations to live a vibrant life in the park.
The Town collaborates with government, community groups and service providers to deliver leisure, recreation, safety, health and educational programs inclusive to seniors.
The Active Life Program includes the Living Stronger Living Longer Program, a strength building program for over 50's. The Active Life e-newsletter provides regular information on programs and activities offered by the Town.
The Victoria Park Digital Hub provides free computer courses and online training for the local community, not-for-profit organisations and businesses. Residents can participate in friendly, interactive one on one training sessions to learn how to access and explore the online world.
Victoria Park Centre for the Arts provides workshops, day, evening and short courses in arts, crafts and more for adults, youth and children as well as free adult english classes. The Library offers a books on wheels, large print, audio and electronic collection and e-readers. The Town also offers entry concessions to Leisurelife and Aqualife Centres as well as many targeted fitness and swimming programs specific to seniors. The Town has also developed an Accessible Parking Guide for people who require ACROD parking.
The Town provides services and concessions for older people who may require assistance in residential life such as rubbish removal and collection as listed in the Guide to Services for People with Disability and the Security Incentive Scheme program which offers rebates to assist residents improve the level of security within their home and vehicle through the installation of approved security devices. Rebates up to the value of $200 (or $250 for approved concession card holders) are available for home intruder alarms, door deadlocks, keyed window locks, security sensor lights, security screened doors, and security window screens.