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Health and Wellbeing Plan

Council prepares a new Health and Wellbeing Plan after each election, in consultation with the community, and in partnership with other key health organisations. The Health and Wellbeing Plan aligns with the Council Plan, Municipal Strategic Statement, and Victorian Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-19. The purpose of the plan is to identify goals (what we want to achieve) and strategies (how we will achieve them), based on available evidence, for creating a local community in which people are healthy and happy.

People of the Glenelg Shire had the opportunity to raise issues they care about and contribute ideas for Council and its partners to consider as a part of the plan. Some of the issues raised included:
- GP services diminishing in Heywood and other small towns in the shire
- Support for tracks and trails across the hire to promote physical activity
- Support for Bush Nursing facilities
- Importance of safe road networks in accessing services
- Steps at Merino pool to improve accessibility
- Suicide and mental health issues in small towns

During February and early March, a series of workshops, stakeholder discussions and an online survey provided the community a chance to comment on issues for council to consider in development of both the Council Plan and Health and Wellbeing Plan. The community then had the opportunity to attend information sessions and to review and comment on the draft plan in September 2017. This consultation generated over 350 responses for council to consider. This response was outstanding and informed development of both the Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21 and the Council Plan 2017-21. These two plans together set a new direction for council for the next 4 years.

Council will now work with health partners and key stakeholders across the shire to identify specific actions to undertake to implement the strategies and address the priorities identified in the plan.

Please click on the links below to access a copy of:
Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Year Three 2020 Action Plan
MPHWP Year Two Action Plan Report 2019
Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Year Two Action Plan
Health and Wellbeing in the Glenelg Shire 2017 (background report and statistics)
2016 Great South Coast Health and Wellbeing Profile

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

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