Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan Released

Published on 13 September 2021

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Campaspe Shire Council is calling for feedback on its draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-25, now on public exhibition until Friday, 24 September.

Chief Executive Officer, Mr Declan Moore said the plan is a key strategic document for Council and other agencies, with an aim to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

“It sets a broad mission, goals and priorities for action for the next four years. It brings together our partner organisations in collaboration to identify and respond to the main health and wellbeing challenges facing our municipality,” Mr Moore said.

“The plan recognises that a person’s health and wellbeing is more than just the absence of disease, it’s about being well, contented, satisfied and connected with yourself and your community.”

The plan was developed using community feedback gained from developing Council’s community vision. Partner organisations were also consulted through workshops and a number of one-on-one interviews. All information helped in developing the seven priority focus areas being:

Active and Healthy Lifestyle - Residents will have access to the resources and support required to live an active and healthy lifestyle

Socially Connected and Inclusive Campaspe – Campaspe will be a safe, connected and inclusive place to live

Addressing Mental Health Challenges - Mental health considerations will be integrated within all of our work

Equitable Access to Services - Residents enjoy equitable, effective, efficient access to services in our region

Food Secure Campaspe - Systems are in place to address food insecurity and reduce stigma for people accessing food relief services

Reducing Tobacco Related Harm - Residents will be supported to reduce smoking

Tackling Climate Change for Health - The Campaspe community will work together for an environmentally sustainable future

“While Council already works on many levels and with many stakeholders to address these issues, the draft plan sets outcomes for each focus area and strategies that will help us achieve our goal,” Mr Moore said added.

“The plan will guide shared work across Council and with partner organisations to invest today for a healthier tomorrow.”

The draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan is on display through to Friday, 24 September and can be accessed on Council's website with a quick online form to assist in providing comment.

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