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Health & Wellbeing

Glenelg Shire Council Health and Wellbeing Plan

Council prepares a new Health and Wellbeing Plan after each election. Councillors were elected in October 2016 and have until 30 October 2017 to adopt a new Health and Wellbeing Plan for the next 4 years. The plan will be made up of themes (broad areas of interest and importance), objectives (what we want to achieve) and strategies (how we will achieve them), which will drive the direction of Council over the 4 years. In simple terms, the direction helps Council to decide where it will invest its time and resources.

People of the Glenelg Shire had the opportunity to raise issues they care about and contribute ideas for Council to consider during February and early March, through a series of workshops, activities, and our Your Say Glenelg page. The response was outstanding. We have collated all of the feedback we've received so far, including surveys, forum comments, email, meetings, community workshops and good old fashioned conversations, which has informed our direction for the next four years.

The draft plan has been released for comment and can be found online both on this page (below) and (Your Say Glenelg and our website), and at all Glenelg Shire Council customer service centres. We will be visiting a number of communities across the Shire in the next few weeks with hard copies, and we look forward to talking with you then. Please join us at one of the following sessions:

Heywood Bakery
10am – 11:30am Monday 4 September

Casterton Council Offices
1:30pm – 3pm Monday 4 September

Portland Library
6pm – 7pm Wednesday 6 September

Narrawong Hall
5pm – 6:30pm Thursday 7 September

Portland Library
11:30am – 1pm Friday 8 September

Merino Bush Nursing Centre (Library2Go)
1pm – 2pm Wednesday 20 September

Digby (Library2Go)
3pm – 4pm Wednesday 20 September

Nelson Kiosk (Library2Go)
10:30am – 11:30am Thursday 21 September

Dartmoor General Store (Library2Go)
12pm – 1pm Thursday 21 September

If you are unable to attend a session and would like to provide feedback, you can do so by visiting Your Say Glenelg, emailing us, or writing to us:

PO Box 152
Portland VIC 3305

The draft Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21 can be found here:
Draft Glenelg Shire Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21.

Our current Health and Wellbeing Plan can be found here:
Glenelg Shire Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-2017


This project will be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

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