The Whitehorse Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025 describes the work Council and its partners will do to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Whitehorse.
The Plan aims to achieve four-year health and wellbeing objectives while ultimately working towards achieving the twenty-year Whitehorse Community Vision 2040.
Much of Council’s day to day work helps keep our community healthy and well, such as public health inspections and home care services. The Plan draws together all of our work in a holistic and strategic approach to health and wellbeing.
Through an extensive community engagement process, five top priorities for the Plan were set. They are:
- Mental wellbeing
- Physical activity
- Social and neighbourhood connection
- Social inclusion (including digital inclusion)
- Climate change mitigation
The Plan has objectives we will work towards over the next four years across eleven key areas. This work is described under each one below.
The Plan was developed with help from our community through the “Shaping Whitehorse” community engagement process. Thank you to everyone who completed our survey, attended a workshop or participated in the Shaping Whitehorse panel. More than 450 people contributed to the consultation process
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new challenges to us all. We need to work together to help our communities recover from the effects of the pandemic.
The Plan is informed by the most up to date evidence and impacts of the pandemic. It prioritises strategies for community recovery.
Monitoring and reporting
Council will report back to the community twice a year on progress of the Health and Wellbeing Plan. These reports will be available in Council’s second Quarterly Report and the Annual Report.
The longer term four-year objectives and impacts of the Plan will be thoroughly evaluated in 2025 and we will release a report on its outcomes.
Read the plan
Printed copies of the Health and Wellbeing Plan are available on request. If you would like a printed copy please phone Council on 9262 6333 or email CDEnquiries@whitehorse.vic.gov.au