20 December 2018

Reporting Elder Abuse

The NSW Government will establish an Ageing and Disability Commissioner from 1 July 2019, to better protect adults with disability and older people from abuse, neglect and exploitation in home and community settings.

But if you require assistance before the establishment of the Commissioner in July 2019, you can seek help from one of the following bodies:

Elder abuse call:
Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit
1800 628 221

Abuse of a person with disability call:
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1800 880 052

Conduct of a disability service provider call:
NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission
1800 035 544

Conduct of an aged care service provider call:
Aged Care Complaints Commissioner
1800 550 552

[Of course, for any matter which requires urgent assistance call NSW Police 000]

15 January 2013

17 September 2012

Sydney Metropolitan Strategy

If you own or are buying property in Sydney, keep your eye on this story:
The Metropolitan Plan was a Labor Party plan and since the election of the Liberal Party there appears to be no updates to the information available.
This could mean that the Public Service think that this is a good idea or that the new NSW government has yet to rebrand the idea.
The Plan aims to strengthen and improve Sydney’s productivity and enable it to grow efficiently and sustainably.
The city of cities approach regards Sydney as comprising five cities: the Sydney CBD, North Sydney, Parramatta, Liverpool and Penrith.

"It would also provide significant support for transit-oriented development, urban revitalisation and services to new rail markets," the report says.

See metrostrategy.nsw.gov.au
for the whole story
and this site:
for the lower north shore.