Community Health & Wellbeing
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Your Health & Wellbeing Plan

The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age shape the health and wellbeing of a community.

Factors such as housing, income, education, environment, social connection, access to services and equity can influence a person’s ability to improve their own health and wellbeing. 

The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013 - 2017 is a strategic document, which identifies the ways the City of Port Phillip can work with the whole community to promote the health and wellbeing of all residents.

Councils are required to develop a four year plan under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act (2008) within one year of Council elections.

The plan is structured around nine priority themes, which emerged from extensive community consultation and research. The nine themes include:

Social inclusion and connectedness
Social and cultural diversity
Vibrant and changing communities
Responsive and coordinated services
Sustainability
Transport and mobility
Access and affordability
Housing and Homelessness
Safety

Download the PDF (8.9 MB) of the 2009 - 2013 Health and Wellbeing Plan.

Plan Launch

The Plan was officially launched by Mayor Cr Amanda Stevens on 14 May 2014 with the help of two great ambassadors for community health and wellbeing:

Dr Robert Grenfell, director of the Heart Foundation, and
Professor Helen Keleher, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

View Dr Grenfell’s presentation
View Professor Keleher’s presentation

Plan Implementation 

Implementation of the 2013-2017 Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan will be driven by a 'living' Action Plan, which has been designed in consultation with the Port Phillip Health and Wellbeing Alliance  - a network of  local and regional community and health sector agencies.

For a copy of the Action Plan or for more information please contact the Community Health and Services Department - contact details below

Get involved

Whether you're a community member, council worker, local business or a visitor to Port Phillip we encourage you to add your passion, energy and skills to help ‘give life’ to the Plan and positively contribute to health and wellbeing of the Port Phillip community.

Contact the Health Planning Officer via email at helpdeskch&sp@portphillip.vic.gov.au or City of Port Phillip's Contact us page