Help Geelong be Healthy and Safe

This engagement is closed

Contributions to this engagement have closed for evaluation and review.

Date: Monday, 20 November 2017 to Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The City is currently drafting its integrated Council and Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.  We are seeking community feedback to gauge support for health and wellbeing actions to be included in this plan. 

Under Section 125 of the Local Government Act and Section 26(3) of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act, the City must prepare a Council Plan and a Municipal Public Health Plan by 30 June 2018. The legislation now provides the ability to integrate both these documents into one single plan. This is the proposed approach for the City in 2018-21 to encourage a whole-of-Council focus on health and equity.

The Council and Municipal Public Health Plan will identify the priorities our new Council will focus on during their term, and work towards delivering the first three years of the Greater Geelong: a clever and creative future long-term vision and nine community aspirations. 

To update our plan so far we have:

  • Completed a Geelong Preventative Health Survey to collect information on key health and wellbeing indicators for the community
  • Heard from 16,000 community members when developing our long-term vision - Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future and identified health and wellbeing themes
  • Reviewed the previous Geelong Public Health and Wellbeing Plan
  • Reviewed relevant state and federal policies, including the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019
  • Reviewed Geelong’s updated demographic information

After taking all of the above into account, we have ideas about what priorities we will include in the updated plan.  These priorities need to align with the statewide Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.  

We now need your help to refine where we should direct our efforts to address these priority areas over the next three years.