Portfolio

Volunteering in the East Project

The ERA Ageing Portfolio Group undertook a collaborative project.

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Aged Care Reform

In April 2012, the Commonwealth released the aged care reform package Living Longer, Living Better. Amongst other initiatives, this package includes the development of an integrated Home Support program which brings together HACC and related respite and support programs.

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Eastern Metropolitan Community Passenger Network

The Ageing Portfolio Group was approached by the State Government and offered funding to scope a Community Passenger Network for the Eastern Metropolitan Region. During 2013/14 the project scoping phase was completed and the actual service was established and became operational in March 2014.

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Annual SALA related activities

ERA councils have enjoyed a long association with the annual SALA festival, and this will continue through the work of the arts and culture group.

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ERA artists register

A register will be developed to allow ERA-based artists to upload their details on a web-based register, which will be available to the public as well as shared by ERA councils.

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ERA events calendar

The portfolio will bring together all the exhibition, performance, event and activity programs from the ERA region and develop a ‘one stop shop’ calendar to showcase arts and cultural activities.

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ERA ‘train the trainer’ opportunity

ERA-based artists will be encouraged to share their skills with budding emerging artists and will receive training to do so.

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Creative Industries and the Smart Region – Way Forward

A ‘Creative Industries and the Smart Region – Way Forward’ paper was commissioned in May 2014 to identify the necessary steps to progress the Smart Region strategy.

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Useful Lives and Unit Rates Comparison Project

The Infrastructure and Assets Group has completed a comparison of useful lives (the period that we expect a certain asset or group of assets to be fit for purpose before maintenance and/or replacement of the asset is required) and of the unit rates (the costs attributed to certain activities) used in budgeting and planning for a range of asset maintenance and replacement activities.

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ERA Regional Recreation Plan

In line with ERA objectives, the regional recreation plan will be a priority for this group.

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