All Local Government Authorities, under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, have a responsibility to seek to protect, improve and promote public health and wellbeing within the municipality. Under Section 26 of the Act, Councils are required to prepare a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan every four years (within 12 months the general election of the Council).
The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan must:
The Borough of Queenscliffe Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013 - 2017 was adopted by Council on 18 september 2013.
The Plan isn't about listing every action needed to create a healthy community. Instead it describes the way that we can work together on various actions to help achieve our health and wellbeing priorities.
It looks at five priority areas:
An overall evaluation of the Health and Wellbeing Plan's priority areas will take place at the end of the four year period. It will focus on determining whether there has been a change in the critical issues which impact the health and wellbeing of the Borough of Queenscliffe community and will subsequently inform the next four year planning cycle.