The plan demonstrates our commitment to supporting community health and wellbeing, and complies with the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, which requires councils to prepare a public health and wellbeing plan every 4 years.
The plan is based on extensive research and consultation, and was developed in partnership with local health and community agencies.
It identifies action across multiple domains including social, physical, economic and environmental. It recognises that complete health encompasses physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.
It sets the priority areas for Council and our key partners to focus our effort over the next four years.
The Health and Wellbeing Partnership Plan frameworks fits with the Whittlesea 2040: A Place for All and the Council Plan 2017-2021 and continues to reflect Council’s ongoing commitment to long term public health priorities such as Community Building, Family Violence, Gambling and Community Safety.
It also includes new and emerging issues as key areas of focus, including: green open space, financial vulnerability, food security and Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing.