Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee

Purpose and objectives

The Advisory Committee will be collaborative governing body for the Nillumbik Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025, in which members provide knowledge, information and advice, whilst overseeing, planning and implementation to promote positive health and wellbeing outcomes for all Nillumbik Shire.


  • Contribute to the development of priorities, strategic goals and objectives throughout the development of the Plan to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • Provide feedback and advice to Council on the Plan development, implementation, evaluation and governance.
  • Consider and provide advice to Council on its policies and plans that impact health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • Consider and provide advice on Government initiatives, programs and reviews.
  • Represent the views and needs of all diverse communities within Nillumbik.
  • Assist Council to communicate, consult and engage effectively with the Nillumbik community.
  • Strengthen partnerships with residents, community groups and services in Nillumbik.
  • Ensure alignment with broader public health agendas in the region.
  • Contribute to a cycle of continually evaluating and improving Nillumbik’s Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025.

Meeting frequency

Meetings are held quarterly during the planning phase of the Health and Wellbeing Plan, then bi-annually during the implementation phase.

Terms of reference

The current Terms of Reference were adopted by Council in February 2022.

Download a copy of the Terms of Reference(PDF, 201KB)

Committee period

The current Committee members are appointed for a two-year term.


This Committee is chaired by a Councillor representative who is appointed annually at Council's Extraordinary Meeting held in November.

The Committee comprises the following representatives endorsed by Council.

Committee member name Committee position/organisation
Cr Richard Stockman Chair
Cr Frances Eyre Alternative Chair
Organisation representative healthAbility 
Organisation representative Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service
Organisation representative Women's Health in the North
Organisation representative Victoria Police
Organisation representative Relationships Australia
Organisation representative Beyond Blue
Organisation representative North East Healthy Communities
Organisation representative Aligned Leisure
Organisation representative Belgravia Leisure
Organisation representative Headspace


The Agenda for the next Committee meeting is uploaded one week prior to the meeting date. 


Minutes from each Committee meeting are confirmed at the next meeting of the Committee.  

Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee Minutes August 2023(PDF, 286KB)