Have your say on draft Nillumbik Health and Wellbeing Plan

Published on 04 August 2021

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Council plays a key role in shaping healthy, thriving communities. Our residents’ physical and mental wellbeing is our priority. 

We’ve developed a draft Nillumbik Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025, which has now been released for community feedback via Participate Nillumbik. 

The plan identifies key priority areas and strategies for Council to improve the health and wellbeing of the Nillumbik community over the next four years. 

Our priorities are:

  • Social inclusion and connection
  • Community resilience
  • Gender equality and prevention of family violence
  • Physical activity
  • Food
  • Reducing harm from alcohol, tobacco and gambling. 

It complements the objectives of other key Council strategies including the Community Vision and Council Plan, which have also been released for consultation. 

Our community has played a key part in the development of this plan. More than 2000 people shared what was important to them via the Our People Our Place Our Future engagement program earlier this year. We also worked with key Council partners, advisory committees and staff. 

Mayor Peter Perkins said the draft plan would ensure each person in Nillumbik had opportunities for good health through all ages and stages of life. 

“Council is well placed to have a hugely positive impact on people’s health whether it’s by helping strengthen connections in our community or providing the infrastructure to allow people to take part in both active and passive sport and recreation,” he said. 

Deputy Mayor Frances Eyre said the document was supported by an annual implementation plan which would outline how Council would achieve its goals. 

“After the year we’ve had, it’s more important than ever to look after our health and wellbeing,” she said. 

The plan is now available to view at participate.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/our-future and provide feedback. 

Submissions close at 11.59pm on Thursday 26 August.

Hard copies of the plan can be viewed at the Shire Office in Civic Drive.