The winner of this year’s AITPM Excellence award was Gayle Buckby Director InfraPlan SA for their project “Connecting People to Place - an Age Friendly Wayfinding Strategy - City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters”
InfraPlan (in conjunction with URPS) were engaged by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters to develop an Age Friendly Wayfinding Strategy. The project was funded by the Department of Health (SA) - Office for Ageing Well, through their Age Friendly Community Grants.
The central aim of the Age Friendly Wayfinding Strategy was to encourage older residents to walk between destinations in the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters, and facilitate healthy and active 'ageing in place'. The project delivered a framework for identfying points of interest that are linked by safe walking routes and tested Australian Standards in order to develop a set of signage templates and guidelines to plan, design and implement age-friendly walking routes.
The key objectives of the Age Friendly Wayfinding Strategy were to:
Enable more people to choose walking as a form of transport
Increase health, awareness and confidence in older people; and
Develop a template design for univeral and age-friendly wayfinding signage.
Sonny Suharto: Road Safety Project Officer, Gold Coast City Council, QLD for their project “The Crash Investigation Alliance"
Craig Covich: Director Environment and Planning; Mosman Council NSW for their project “Mosman Council's parking innovation journey 2019” (Michael Palamara Principal Traffic & Transport Engineer Headway Traffic & Transport presented at the conference dinner on behalf of Craig Covich)