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Help set Wellington’s health priorities

Issued: 
March 17, 2021

Improving the health and wellbeing of our community is a key priority at Wellington Shire Council – and creating a healthy shire begins with strong community engagement.

Every four years, Council revisits its Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, known as Healthy Wellington, and right now, as Council works to create its 2021-25 plan, it wants to hear from those who live and work in the shire.

From Wednesday 17 March until the end of May, Council will offer face-to-face pop-up sessions, online meetings, and a survey with prizes to be won. Visit the Your Wellington Your Say Healthy Wellington page (https://your.wellington.vic.gov.au/healthywellington) for a list of all the pop-up events, the survey and other engagement activities.  

Council wants to find out about the health and wellbeing priorities that matter to locals of all ages, such as being physically active, looking after our mental health, equitable access and inclusion, and impacts of climate change on our health.

The new plan will include previously separate plans – the Wellington Community Early Years Plan; Wellington Youth Strategy and the Age Friendly Strategy – creating an all-age plan built around a partnership group made up of state and federal government, community and not-for-profit organisations, and community groups.  

As Council looks at what it should focus on over the next four years, it is also a good time to discuss previous approaches and consultations – what did Council get right and wrong, and what did it miss?  

Council will collate, review and analyse all feedback received and provide respondents with a summary of the ideas received and how it will use them.

To help shape our future direction you only need to sign up once at your.wellington.vic.gov.au/healthywellington.

For more information, contact Catherine Vassiliou, Coordinator Social Planning and Policy on 03 5142 3171 or catherinev@wellington.vic.gov.au.

Head to a Healthy Wellington pop-up session

Gormandale - Saturday 20 March, 10am-noon,Community House BBQ event, 32 Hyland Hwy

Boisdale - Wednesday 24 March, 7.30-9pm, Boisdale Progress meeting, Boisdale Hall, Main Street

Heyfield - Thursday 25 March, 11.30am-1.30pm,IGA, George Street

Briagolong - Friday 26 March, 8-9.30am, post office and school drop off, Maffra-Briagolong Road

Briagolong - Friday 26 March, noon-1.30pm,community lunch, Briagolong Hall, Maffra-Briagolong Road

Stratford - Saturday 27 March, 10am-1pm, Apex Park Playground Launch, Apex Park Road

Port Albert - Sunday 28 March, 11am-1pm, next to Wharf Fish & Chips, Wharf Street

Golden Beach - Saturday 3 April, 10am-noon,Easter Market, RV site, Shoreline Drive

Dates to be announced: Loch Sport, Maffra, Sale and Yarram

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