Glenelg Shire Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21 Document Set ID 2618963

Consultation has concluded

Council prepares a new Health and Wellbeing Plan after each election. The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires Council prepare this in consultation with the community and stakeholders. Council must ensure it 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 and strategies based on available evidence for creating a local community in which people can achieve maximum health and wellbeing

People of the Glenelg Shire had the opportunity to raise matters they care about and contribute ideas for Council to consider addressing in this plan. Some of the issues raised include:

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 rates in some small towns need to be addressed

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.


You can find a copy of the final plan here, along with minutes from the Council meeting, a consultation summary from September, and an overview of health and wellbeing statistics in our region. These documents can all be found in the document library to the right of the page.


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

Council prepares a new Health and Wellbeing Plan after each election. The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires Council prepare this in consultation with the community and stakeholders. Council must ensure it 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 and strategies based on available evidence for creating a local community in which people can achieve maximum health and wellbeing

People of the Glenelg Shire had the opportunity to raise matters they care about and contribute ideas for Council to consider addressing in this plan. Some of the issues raised include:

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 rates in some small towns need to be addressed

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.


You can find a copy of the final plan here, along with minutes from the Council meeting, a consultation summary from September, and an overview of health and wellbeing statistics in our region. These documents can all be found in the document library to the right of the page.


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