Health and Wellbeing Directorate

Girl Holding Watermelon in Rosalind Park

The Health and Wellbeing Directorate works in partnership with the community to ensure it is:

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

We do this by providing leadership, planning, policy development, service delivery, capacity building and supporting the delivery of community infrastructure using approaches that are evidence informed, apply an equity lens and are continuously evaluated.

Our business units

Active and Healthy Lifestyles

The Active and Healthy Lifestyles unit delivers integrated policy, planning, programs and infrastructure that support the community by making healthy choices easier choices. Areas of focus include physical activity, healthy eating, smoking cessation and minimising harm from drugs and alcohol.

Go to sports, recreation and parks

Climate Change and Environment

The Climate Change and Environment unit takes a leadership role in ensuring the delivering of integrated policy, strategy, projects, programs and infrastructure across the organisation and in partnership with government agencies, Traditional Owners and the wider community. This includes fulfilling the new climate change principle under the Local Government Act 2020. 

Community Partnerships

The Community Partnerships Unit enhances liveability through working together with residents and groups to support a community that is inclusive, strong and resilient. The Unit is responsible for understanding the needs and priorities of the community in order to deliver on Council’s commitments to community development, fairness and social equity, accessibility and participation, community safety, respect for others and sense of belonging.

The Unit undertakes work related to non-recreational community facilities, cultural diversity, disability inclusion, indigenous reconciliation, youth development, emergency management planning (before during and after), crime prevention (including family violence) and small town and rural development. 

Go to community and care

Community Wellbeing

Community Wellbeing unit delivers integrated policy, planning, programs, services and infrastructure improvement for children and older adults living across the City with the primary aim of improving their health and wellbeing. These initiatives are delivered utilising funding from clients, Council, the Commonwealth and/or State government. 

Go to Early Learning Centres

Go to immunisation

Go to home support

Go to maternal and child health service

Safe and Healthy Environments

The Safe and Healthy Environment unit’s purpose is to protect and promote the health and safety of the community and the environment by monitoring risks, evaluating the systems associated with those risks, determining and implementing appropriate interventions, and evaluating the impact of the interventions.

Go to fire prevention

Go to environmental health

Go to local laws

Go to animals and pets

Go to parking

Contact us

For more information please contact us on 03 5434 6000.


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