Innovative age friendly strategy wins award

11/09/2019

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Age Friendly Wayfinding Strategy has been awarded the 2019 Janet Brash Trophy at the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management’s (AITPM) Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate innovation and practices that challenge standards to seek improvement. 

Awarded for its person-focused and holistic approach, the Age Friendly Wayfinding Strategy provides a framework for the creation of age-friendly walking routes throughout the City. This includes the design of accessible signage, as well as safety and accessibility requirements, to help older people and those with diverse abilities can participate in community life, stay healthy and active and stay connected by walking around their City.

The strategy was developed in 2018 -2019 through grant funding provided by the Department for Health’s Office for Ageing Well.

The project team included the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Community Services Unit alongside Infraplan consultancy and Urban Regional Planning Services (URPS).

For more information about the Council’s Age Friendly Wayfinding Strategy, contact the Council’s Manager, Community Services on 08 8366 4600 or rbusolin@npsp.sa.gov.au