Have your say - draft Greater Bendigo Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025

Good health and wellbeing is important to everyone, and the City of Greater Bendigo has a key role to play in improving and promoting health and wellbeing across our community as well as protecting residents from public health risks.

To help guide this work, Council has released the draft Greater Bendigo Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025 for public comment.

The draft plan is based around five key domains:

  • Healthy and well
  • Safe and secure
  • Able to participate
  • Connected to culture and community
  • Liveable

These are the building blocks that help us all to be healthy and well, live well-rounded lives and participate fully in the community. Each theme includes a number of priority areas for action.

Council, health services, government agencies, schools, community groups and businesses will need to work together to deliver this plan.

Mayor Cr Dr Jennifer Alden said it was a plan for the whole community and it had been developed in partnership with organisations that also share a commitment to improving community health and wellbeing.

“Our previous work through the Active Living Census as well as state-wide data tells us that there are areas where we can make improvements, such as our access to healthy food, physical activity, community safety, inclusion for minority groups, lifting educational attainment and looking after our environment.

“This plan, together with a range of previously adopted strategies, seeks to address these and other areas.

“Feedback with stakeholders and our wider community through the Imagine Greater Bendigo process has informed the development of the draft.

“Council wants to ensure what residents value most that contributes to their health and wellbeing is captured in this plan, so we can invest in these areas going forward.”

The draft Greater Bendigo Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025 is available for public comment until Monday September 6.

For more information and to make a submission, visit www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/imagine


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