Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

This consultation has concluded.

The Cities of Unley and Mitcham are working together to prepare a Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for their communities. This plan is aimed at ensuring that both Councils provide every opportunity for a "Healthy Community" - where each community and the region overall is active, connected, safe and equitable and embraces healthy living and wellbeing.

We are seeking community feedback and input into key directions of health and wellbeing to be included in this new Regional Plan. These directions are:

  • Promoting vibrant community places.
  • Planning environments for physical activity and accessibility for all.
  • Preparing for the public health impacts of climate change and bushfire and flood emergencies.
  • Planning for intergenerational population mix.
  • Engaging business in promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Engaging with people who work full-time.
  • Opportunities for planning and partnerships with community agencies and the aged care and education sectors.
  • Strengthening the role of community centres and libraries.
  • Community ownership of the heath agenda including healthy eating and a clean and green environment.
  • Exploring shared service opportunities for environmental health protection.

The Cities of Unley and Mitcham already undertake a range of initiatives which support community health and wellbeing. Many other related services are also provided in the region. The Plan will build on these initiatives and identify opportunities for further collaboration between the Councils and other agencies.

Research to date has identified that there is a high percentage of residents aged 85 years and above in the region as well as a growing number of ‘soon to be ageing’ adults. This highlights the importance of encouraging and supporting people to remain healthy, active and independent as they age. The proportion of young people and young adults in the region however, is also significant.

As in other areas, there is a need to address chronic disease risk factors such as smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. There is also a need to plan for the potential public health risks which may arise from emergency events and climate change impacts.

Other issues which have been identified include housing diversity and affordability, traffic, limited access to open space in some areas and regional variations in access to and use of services.

We now invite feedback from both the City of Unley and the City of Mitcham communities. Please share your views and ideas by answering the questions in the on-line Discussion Forum below. Also there are 3 polls to complete associated with forum.

This consultation will commence on Monday 20th January until 5 pm, Monday 17th February 2014.

For more information, please click here to see the Community Engagement Flyer and refer to both the document library and the FAQ section on the right hand side of this screen.

We look forward to your feedback and thank you for your time.

The Cities of Unley and Mitcham are working together to prepare a Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for their communities. This plan is aimed at ensuring that both Councils provide every opportunity for a "Healthy Community" - where each community and the region overall is active, connected, safe and equitable and embraces healthy living and wellbeing.

We are seeking community feedback and input into key directions of health and wellbeing to be included in this new Regional Plan. These directions are:

  • Promoting vibrant community places.
  • Planning environments for physical activity and accessibility for all.
  • Preparing for the public health impacts of climate change and bushfire and flood emergencies.
  • Planning for intergenerational population mix.
  • Engaging business in promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Engaging with people who work full-time.
  • Opportunities for planning and partnerships with community agencies and the aged care and education sectors.
  • Strengthening the role of community centres and libraries.
  • Community ownership of the heath agenda including healthy eating and a clean and green environment.
  • Exploring shared service opportunities for environmental health protection.

The Cities of Unley and Mitcham already undertake a range of initiatives which support community health and wellbeing. Many other related services are also provided in the region. The Plan will build on these initiatives and identify opportunities for further collaboration between the Councils and other agencies.

Research to date has identified that there is a high percentage of residents aged 85 years and above in the region as well as a growing number of ‘soon to be ageing’ adults. This highlights the importance of encouraging and supporting people to remain healthy, active and independent as they age. The proportion of young people and young adults in the region however, is also significant.

As in other areas, there is a need to address chronic disease risk factors such as smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. There is also a need to plan for the potential public health risks which may arise from emergency events and climate change impacts.

Other issues which have been identified include housing diversity and affordability, traffic, limited access to open space in some areas and regional variations in access to and use of services.

We now invite feedback from both the City of Unley and the City of Mitcham communities. Please share your views and ideas by answering the questions in the on-line Discussion Forum below. Also there are 3 polls to complete associated with forum.

This consultation will commence on Monday 20th January until 5 pm, Monday 17th February 2014.

For more information, please click here to see the Community Engagement Flyer and refer to both the document library and the FAQ section on the right hand side of this screen.

We look forward to your feedback and thank you for your time.

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