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Banyule Best Biz Awards include paper based and online voting

Banyule Best Biz Awards include paper based and online voting

Status: Completed


Banyule Australia
Print this page City population: 12550322% over 60Practice started in 2016


In 2015 Banyule held the inaugural Banyule Best Biz Awards. Residents were encouraged to vote online for their favourite local business under a number of categories. Unfortunately, not all residents who shop locally were able to vote online. In particular the older adults within our community who may not feel comfortable, may not have the skills or access to vote online. The Banyule Age-friendly Advisory Committee became aware of this issue. The Committee put a proposal to Council to include paper based voting in the future. Council resolved to include paper based voting and online in the 2106 Best Biz Awards, to ensure that all community members who wished to vote for their favourite business could. The number of votes doubled.This example highlights the Age-friendly Advisory Committee’s ability to raise issues that impact on the inclusion of all residents in activities of the Council. Council was responsive to the issue and a solution was found.


Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Other target group(s): Local Shop Traders

Sector(s): Social protection

Desired outcome for older people:

Other Issues: Access for all when not computer literate

Contact details

Name: Simcox, Catherine

Email address:

Preferred language(s): English

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