Waverley Community Profile

Who are We? - Waverley’s Dynamic Community

Lots of people call Waverley home. Over the last 10 years, our community has grown from around 63,400 to 71,700 and it is likely to keep growing to 82,000 by 2020. We want to carefully plan for this growth and develop services that meet the demands and expectations of diverse population groups.

Families with young children need different things to empty nesters who are preparing for healthy and active retirement living. The number of residents at both ends of the age continuum has grown – more babies and more seniors are now part of our community.

We’re currently researching the needs of our older residents and the impacts of national on older residents.

Living Local, Staying Connected Forum

Council convened a forum on 4 March 2016 to showcase innovative housing design options for people as they age. The event brought together architects, planners, developers and government representatives. Forum outcomes will facilitate further discussions, research and partnerships around actions that support ageing in place.

Expert presenters included:

Council is now implementing actions to progress strategies that improve housing options for people as they age.