Hobart’s elders

MY VISION

Hobart is a place where older people live safely, enjoy good health, stay involved and are respected as our community elders.

ACTION

As Lord Mayor I will:

  • Advocate for city street design that considers the needs of older people with less mobility, including improved footpaths and pedestrian crossings.
  • Promote programs to reduce the cost of living for pensioners including the Solar Savers program with Council support to install solar panels, paid off via the rates bill.
  • Advocate for incentives for people who want to modify a family home into a layout that allows for part of the home to be converted into a studio / flat. This program may help reduce costs, provide income and support for older people wanting to stay in their neighbourhood but no longer want to manage a large home.