Wellington Shire Council in partnership with Wellington Primary Care Partnership, Community organisations, local service providers and community members have developed a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, referred to as Healthy Wellington 2013-17.
The purpose of Healthy Wellington 2013-17 is to show how Wellington Shire Council and partners will work to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community over the next four years. The plan was developed through a process of community consultation with representatives from a number of organisations as well local community members. Four priority health and wellbeing issues impacting on our community were identified and strategies and actions to address them over a four-year period were developed. They include:
- Improving Social Inclusion and Social Connection
- Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
The planning and carrying out of actions in Healthy Wellington is monitored by the Healthy Wellington Action Group (who meet four times a year) and the four working groups for each of the priority areas (who meet more regularly).
If you would like further information, or would like to be involved with any of the projects relating to Healthy Wellington 2013-17 please call Community Health and Wellbeing Officer on 1300 366 244.
Healthy Wellington 2013-17 (2MB)
Healthy Wellington A3 Poster (900KB)
Healthy Wellington Action Plans
Prevention of Violence against Women and Children (394KB)
Social Connection and Inclusion (382KB)
Healthy Eating (296KB)
Physical Activity (296KB)
Background to Wellington Shire Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan
The Community Wellbeing Strategy 2011-13 was Wellington Shire Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for the period 2009-2013. There were three key priority areas in the strategy; Wellbeing and Safety, Culture and Diversity and Liveability.
Wellington Shire Council and Wellington Primary Care Partnership have historically both been responsible for developing Health and Wellbeing Plans. In December 2011, in response to the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2011-2015, the Gippsland Health Services Partnership agreed that: “By October 2013, Gippsland seek to integrate all prevention activity on shared priorities into a single local government area plan which would meet the legislated requirements for Primary Care Partnership and Community Health Integrated Health Promotion funded agencies.”
If you would like further information on outcomes and achievement from the Community Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2011-13 please call Community Health and Wellbeing Officer on 1300 366 244 or view the report below.
Community Wellbeing Strategy Final Report (1MB)